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Thursday, May 27, 2004

THE "ANIMAL HOUSE" DEFENSE 

This is a little outdated, but it's one of those seriously lame Bush-drone rationalizations that I have to say SOMETHING about.

Rush Limbaugh, the voice of the Bush-drone movement and their proudest spin-master, made the following statement shortly after the Abu Ghraib scandal broke:

"This is no different than what happened at the Skull and Bones initiation. And we're going to ruin people's lives over it and we're going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I'm talking about people having a good time. These people, you ever heard of emotional release? You heard of the need to blow some steam off?"

If some honest conservative, angry at Limbaugh for his vile and hateful invective and the way it makes honest conservatives look bad, burst into the station and beat Limbaugh to death with a bowling ball, do you think the police would have any sympathy if the killer said he was letting off steam?

Detainees died at Abu Ghraib. The Red Cross reported that very few of the Abu Ghraib prisoners were being detained for substantial cause. And hundreds were released in the weeks after the scandal broke.

Not to mention the real blow to the war effort, as the Islamic world, allies and enemies alike, had a chance to see that American policy is a joke as no one seems to be in control and no one is responsible.

There are a few Americans out there who are cheering Rush for his courage in "telling it like it is." I have a few words for those people, if any of them accidently find this site while going from one Bush-drone hate-filled message board to the next:

Please stay on those hate sites, insult and vilify "liberals," tell lies about Islam, yell treason when anyone has a few facts you don't like. But please do it quietly among yourselves.

Leave us grown-ups alone to sort out the mess you left behind.





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