Fresh Paint
Monday, May 10, 2004
Fine Job, Don. Keep It Up.
Journalist Tortured
Mr. al-Baz claims the guards at the prison were keen to take photographs of the abuse and turned it into a competition.

"They were enjoying taking photographs of the torture. There was a daily competition to see who could take the most gruesome picture.

"The winner's photo would be stuck on a wall and also put on their laptop computers as a screensaver. "I had a good opinion of the Americans but since my time in prison, I've changed my mind. In Iraq we still have no freedom or democracy. They are so cruel to us."
And what does the monster governing us do?

Bush Shown Iraq Abuse Photos, Again Backs Rumsfeld
Appearing before the cameras with Rumsfeld, Bush said, "Thank you for your leadership. You are courageously leading our nation in the war against terror."

"You're doing a superb job. You're a strong secretary of defense and our nation owes you a debt of gratitude," he added.
Can't anyone in this administration take responsibility for anything? I just want to scream.

There. That felt better, but it doesn't change things.

Good evening, people. This version of Blogger seems to work just fine, but my WI-FI hasn't returned yet. The phone company trucks scurried off when the rain started this afternoon, so maybe they left stuff undone. I have a sinking feeling that they've shut the door permanently. So am on the dialup connection again.

One caution: don't ever google "torture screensaver". If you think what we've been seeing this past week is horrifying, you don't know nothing yet.

"A Wrinkle in Time" is on TV tonight, and I'm afraid to watch. I must have read that book a dozen times between age 11 and 13, and then 20 years later, too. Am so sure they're going to Britneyize Meg, or talk down to us, or leave out the science stuff, or make her mother a Republican, or something.

But I will knit, oh yes I will.

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