Thursday, May 13, 2004

Republicans developing a conscience. Aren't they just adorable?

From this CNN piece, we have Republicans opposed to the release of any more images of abuse and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Top GOP leaders said Wednesday they oppose the release of hundreds of fresh images showing the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, saying they could compromise the prosecution of those soldiers implicated in the acts and further inflame tensions in Iraq.

Ah, yes. We wouldn't want any more of these pictures to get out. That might make the Iraqis, like, really mad at the U.S. And we wouldn't want that, would we?

Oh, and let's not forget that these current voices of restraint are pretty much the same ones who, during the Clinton impeachment debates, couldn't leak private details about Clinton's dalliances fast enough. Seems there was no end to the salacious details of what Clinton to whom, where, when and with what, prosecutorial integrity be damned. And now, all of a sudden, they find that box of morals and good taste that's been packed away in the attic all these years? Talk about timing.

Perhaps the funniest part of the article; Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky: "Take our word for it. They're disgusting."

Apparently, Mitch has forgotten that trusting him and his political band of right-wing thugs is what got the United States embroiled in an unwinnable war in Iraq, with 700-plus Americans dead already. One might think that the concept of trust is not something folks like McConnell should be suggesting lightly.

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