This “week” in the news #45

Monday, 26 January 2009

Texas death row inmate pulls out eye, eats it

I’d hate to be the inmate that follows that act.

Pentagon: 61 ex-Guantanamo inmates return to terrorism

So… Let me see… You were totally innocent. Grabbed off the street in your home country which might have been Germany or Italy. A black bag over your head. An enema in your ass so you can be shoved onto a CIA plane in a box for 30 hours without crapping yourself. All this done without a shred of what any court in the world would accept as proof. Detained for years. Tortured, molested, threatened, left to die.

You know what I would do if the American government did that to me? I would go home and spend the rest of my days trying to kill any fucking American I could. The return in the “inmates return to terrorism” should simply be turn. Plus, it’s total fucking bullshit anyway–

Rights advocates said the lack of details should call the Pentagon’s assertions into question.

“Until enough information is provided to allow the press and the public to verify these claims, they need to be viewed with a healthy degree of skepticism,” said Jennifer Daskal, a Washington-based lawyer for Human Rights Watch.

SOS for a new feminism: How Obama’s being hailed as a new champion for women

–And with the march of the WAG culture, we need one more than ever, says Liz Jones.

Oh, Liz, you are so right and thank God we finally have a man who can save women.

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