Monday, April 02, 2007

Signs your policies are dictatorial

We are certainly through the looking glass when a country and coalitions policy on treating prisoners is the fodder for a member of Monty Python to use for satire and makes the Iranians - the freakin' fundamentalist, Ayatollah-loving Iranians! - look civilized by comparison.

From Terry Jones:

"We would never dream of treating captives like this - allowing them to smoke cigarettes, for example, even though it has been proven that smoking kills. And as for compelling poor servicewoman Faye Turney to wear a black headscarf, and then allowing the picture to be posted around the world - have the Iranians no concept of civilised behaviour? For God's sake, what's wrong with putting a bag over her head? That's what we do with the Muslims we capture: we put bags over their heads, so it's hard to breathe. Then it's perfectly acceptable to take photographs of them and circulate them to the press because the captives can't be recognised and humiliated in the way these unfortunate British service people are.

It is also unacceptable that these British captives should be made to talk on television and say things that they may regret later. If the Iranians put duct tape over their mouths, like we do to our captives, they wouldn't be able to talk at all. Of course they'd probably find it even harder to breathe - especially with a bag over their head - but at least they wouldn't be humiliated."{emphasis mine]

Jones really puts into perspective the faux-outrage floating around on this, from the usual suspect who are just gunning for war with Iran for any reason.

I mean, how bad can it be? I mean, it could be worse:

(Tony Auth, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

(ht to Cliff)

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At 4:02 PM, Blogger Dan said...


At 3:42 PM, Blogger lecentre said...

While I agree that some of the interrogation techniques have gone overboard, I'm supportive of Gitmo's existence. So I need to give you extra kudos for making me laugh with both the text and cartoon. Nice one!

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