Up another four bucks or so the past week, but guru says: don’t sell.
The United States is committed to the world-wide elimination of torture and we are leading this fight by example. I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture and in undertaking to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment. I call on all nations to speak out against torture in all its forms and to make ending torture an essential part of their diplomacy.
– George W. Bush, June 2003
To which, last week, conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan responded:
Let’s be clear here: it is the president’s belief that anyone who sanctions mistreatment of military prisoners under the definition of the U.N. Convention on Torture should be prosecuted as a war criminal. One simple question: how exactly does that now not apply to him?
– Andrew Sullivan, September 2006
Here, from the New Yorker a couple of weeks back, is the story of Junior, who loves women – and waffles – and was Bin Laden’s accountant, more or less, for several years before entering our federal witness protection plan. So that’s how we knew Bin Laden was a ‘tremendous’ and ‘immediate’ threat. If you can find the time, it could hardly be more absorbing.
INSIDE JESUS CAMP
‘Speaking in tongues, weeping for salvation, praying for an end to abortion and worshipping a picture of President Bush’ – in case you missed this documentary (and weren’t already worried enough).
Quote of the Day
I went to St. Mary's Hall, an Episcopal girls' high school. I was one of six Jewish girls, and what I really wanted to do was to play the Virgin Mary in the school play. They wouldn't let me because I was Jewish. I wanted to say, Excuse me! Hello! She was Jewish!~actress Judith Light
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