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Gary Farber has a way of cutting right to the heart of a matter. 

Commenting on the Congressional hearings that have subpoenaed Bush Administration cronies (watch that boring government TV stuff for an education in obfuscatory-question-answering-technique) Gary allows us to come to the conclusion that President Bush can legally allow the testicles of terrorist suspects’ children to be crushed in a somewhat coercive effort to get them to answer questions in a non-obfuscatory manner.

Based on Gary’s transcript of David Addington’s testimony, it is obvious that if the sub-committee were to ask if the President could order children’s testicles to be crushed or if, indeed child testicle crushing had already been ordered, Addington would probably respond by stating that Congress’ understanding of testicle crushing was not what the Administration understood it to be and that once Congress had figured out what it was, they were welcome to call him to discuss it. Provided he happened to be in his office that day.

I completely share Gary’s outrage over this entire episode in our country’s history.  I’m still flabbergasted that back in 2002 our elected officials were even discussing it, let alone implementing it. These things were done to OUR guys, but now its ok. Obviously the common man on the street doesn’t understand the difference between torture done to our guys, which is BAD, and the torture we inflict on someone else’s guys (GOOD) – otherwise administration officials would be happy to discuss it openly.

Thanks for sparing us the confusion.



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