Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Senator Kit Bond, the Shame of Missouri

From Think Progress:


Yesterday on PBS’s Newshour, host Gwen Ifill asked Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) whether waterboarding constitutes torture. Bond replied that the technique is actually more like “swimming“:

GWEN IFILL: Do you think that waterboarding, as I described it, constitutes torture?

SEN. KIT BOND: There are different ways of doing it. It’s like swimming, freestyle, backstroke. The waterboarding could be used almost to define some of the techniques that our trainees are put through, but that’s beside the point. It’s not being used.


I guess there's no educating him about the reality of what is being done in our name. I guess there's no chance he's ever actually attended a briefing or learned anything while serving in the Senate, other than how to line his pockets and laugh in the faces of his constituents. I guess there's no chance Bond will submit himself to the process, nor will he drop his cavalier, macho-man, bullshit stance on it. He really is the shame of Missouri, isn't he? Or is that the governor? Hard to tell these days.

Un fucking believable...

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