Here's how Dan Bartlett, a White House Counselor to Bu$hCo, described the "compromise" worked out over torture:
"We proposed a more direct approach to bringing clarification. This one is more of the scenic route, but it gets us there."
This is a White House person, & he describes getting to a torture permitting bill as "the scenic route"? Jesus Christ stuffed with fish, what have we become? & this follows on Bu$hCo's remark to Wolf Blitzer concerning Iraq:
Here's a breakdown of Bu$hCo's historical comma:
BLITZER: Let's move on and talk a little bit about Iraq. Because this is a huge, huge issue, as you know, for the American public, a lot of concern that perhaps they are on the verge of a civil war, if not already a civil war…. We see these horrible bodies showing up, tortured, mutilation. The Shia and the Sunni, the Iranians apparently having a negative role. Of course, al Qaeda in Iraq is still operating.Via The Carpetbagger Report.
BUSH: Yes, you see — you see it on TV, and that's the power of an enemy that is willing to kill innocent people. But there's also an unbelievable will and resiliency by the Iraqi people…. Admittedly, it seems like a decade ago. I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is — my point is, there's a strong will for democracy.
American dead - 2703
American wounded - 19,945
Other coalition troops - 232
US military deaths - Afghanistan - 338
As far as the Iraqi deaths, well, remember Tommy Franks' response to a question about how many Iraqis were killed.
“We don’t do body counts.”
The estimated Iraqi civilian death toll, from Iraq Body Count is a minimum of 43,491 & a maximum of 48,283. Quite a comma, eh? & these "leaders" have shown absolutely no ability to understand mistakes & then correct them. They have really fucked up the country. On a decidedly brighter note, I was able to gavage The Twins this a.m. & can report that they are growing cuter by the minute. They also seem to have an iron will when it comes to understanding the use of the human nipple. Understand, however, that they are still a week away from the normal gestation for twins, that's right - The Twins are a month old. Pics to follow.