Monday, November 7, 2005

If You Keep Saying It

Saying something over and over doesn't automatically make it true.

Bush Says We Do Not Torture.
Bush would not confirm the existence of CIA secret prisons that The Washington Post disclosed last week and would not address demands by the International Committee of the Red Cross to have access to the suspects reportedly held at them.
This sentence makes me sad because, of course, we all know that refusing to address demands makes you look like the U.S. is a guilty bastard.
Vice President Dick Cheney has been spearheading an effort on Capitol Hill to have the CIA exempt from an amendment by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) that would ban torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners.
This sentence makes me sad because it makes the U.S. look like a guilty bastard.
He said he was confident that when "people see the facts, that they'll recognize that we've got more work to do and that we've got to protect ourselves in a way that is lawful."
Just saying something over and over doesn't make it true. You have to actually carry out that behavior in order for it to be true. The disillusionment factor here continues to make me feel like someone keeps hitting me in the head with a rock. Never hard enough to knock me out, just hard enough to hurt, and they're doing it over and over.

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