President Bush: Absurd
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
(SSN WASHINGTON) Today, President Bush called an Amnesty International report on the conditions of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp absurd. The report called the detention camp the “gulag of our times”.
The report called the detention camp the “gulag of our times”.
When asked about the report, Bush said, "I'm aware of the Amnesty International report, and it's absurd. It's an absurd allegation”. Bush added: "It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of, and the allegations by, people that were held in detention, people who hate America, people that have been trained in some instances to disassemble, that means not tell the truth."
In total, Bush used the word “absurd” four times, causing many to speculate that it may have been his word of the day from the desk calendar that Karl Rove gave the President for Christmas.
Bush used the word “absurd” four times, causing many to speculate that it may have been his word of the day
In his absurd argument, the President makes some good points. One thing is for certain, even if the detainees did not hate America before they were held for years and allegedly tortured, they probably have formed quite a strong negative opinion by now. And the more we learn about the War on Terror, the more we learn that some people are specially trained to lie.
Basically, the President is asking the American people who they trust to tell the truth more, the military, which despite its track record of abuse in other situations, investigated itself vigorously and found itself innocent of any wrongdoing or a third party organization hung up on “human rights” who have been listening to the detainees.
Thanks for letting us know about these fine, upright men and women who serve our nation in Congress and the White House, none of whom would EVER tell a lie, no sir, no how! Everything my government tells me is always true, and even if it wasn't, I'm sure it's for my own good anyhow, yessiree!
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin