Friday, December 14, 2007

friday confession

I thought waterboarding was some kind of extreme sport.

4 comments:

Beau Blue said...

Water-boarding is a euphemism for what used to be called 'water torture' or 'drowning torture'. But those terms are too truthful for our doublespeak Bush administration so 'boarding' is what they came up with to fuzzy it up for the squimish and people with morals.

"Oh we're in so much danger we have the right to act like tyrants!"

"Oh good, just keep me safe, OK!"

Boil it down and that's what we've got for leaders nowadays. Don't you feel so safe now?

-blue

SarahJane said...

I read a book once about war prisoners in Japan where this torture method was used, but it was called the "drowning torture," and in fact I'd never heard "waterboarding" until the past couple weeks. So when I finally got past the headlines and realized the CIA wasn't just enjoying some freetime near the ocean, I was shocked.
No, I don't feel safe. I am often thankful to be living outside the states. I do hope things change after next year's elections.

Jarod K. Anderson said...

It's horrific. What happened to the home of the brave? Safety, real or imagined, isn't worth this.

SarahJane said...

Hi Jarod
Just wanted to mention that 3-4 days ago I could access your blog, but now it's for approved readers.... is that right, or does my computer suck?
cheers

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