Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Rumsfeld To Testify On POW Abuse:
While Bush said he retained confidence in Rumsfeld, White House aides said the president let the secretary know he was not satisfied with the way he was informed about the unfolding controversy. In particular, Bush was unhappy about not knowing about the pictures before they were shown on television.You mean he wasn't actually unhappy about the torture itself? When I saw the headline "Bush Unhappy With Defense Chief", I thought he was unhappy with Rumsfeld's role as Secretary of Defense -- his incompetence, or his warmongering, or his lying, or something. No. He's unhappy about the pictures getting out, that's all. I think he has some weird problem with pictures -- we already know he doesn't like to see coffins or dead people ("Look, nobody likes to see dead people on their television screens -- I don't. It's a tough time for the American people to see that. It's gut-wrenching.").
Well, it's a good thing the torturers won't make their prisoners wear hoods any longer...
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