USA: Bush: ‘We Do Not Torture’. Yeah, right


Bush and torture, cartoon

From the Google cache of Dear Kitty Modblog.

Date: 11/7/05 at 6:51PM

According to the BBC, George W. Bush said: “We Do Not Torture“.

Probably Bush was inspired here by the chorus of a 25 years old song by British band the Au Pairs.

It is called Armagh (in Northern Ireland; on the British women’s prison there):

We don’t torture, we’re a civilized nation
We’re avoiding any confrontation
We don’t torture, we don’t torture

American hostages in Iran
Heard daily on the news
forget about Vietnam

You can ignore the 32
There are 32 women in Armagh jail
political prisoners here at home
the British state’s got nothing to lose
It’s a subject better left alone –

We don’t torture
we’re a civilized nation
We’re avoiding any confrontation
We don’t torture, we don’t torture

Alleged crimes withheld information
She gets no sanitation
dries her shit on her cell wall
feeling cold and sick
She gets a couple of valium
Now she’s relaxed for the next interrogation
naked spreadeagled on her back

it’s a better position for internal examination
it’s a better position for giving information
An armed guard squad she gets a beating
bleeding and wounded she’s stopped eating
has a baby gets nothing for pain
they came and took her baby away

Meanwhile:

Five US soldiers in Iraq have been charged with abusing detainees, the US military has said.

The soldiers are accused of punching and kicking detainees who were awaiting transfer to prison on 7 September, the military said in a statement.

The names and ranks of the five soldiers have not been made public.

Cheney and torture: here.

Bush and torture law, cartoon

5 thoughts on “USA: Bush: ‘We Do Not Torture’. Yeah, right

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    RE: USA: Bush: ‘We Do Not Torture’. Yeah, right
    Posted by:
    toast99
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    Date: 11/07/05 at 6:57 PM (2d18h ago)
    Bush is a liar. Fact.

    RE: USA: Bush: ‘We Do Not Torture’. Yeah, right
    Posted by:
    dearkitty

    Date: 11/07/05 at 7:02 PM
    Maybe, in some circles, people would say: “Bush is economical with the truth” … LOL

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