Monday, March 07, 2005
What is this horseshit?
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Monday the United States would never send terrorism suspects to countries where they would be tortured but admitted once they have been dispatched to nations like Saudi Arabia or Egypt the U.S. government has little control. "As Sigourney Weaver said in Aliens, "Did IQs suddenly drop sharply while I was out of the room?" It was just yesterday I was reading in the NYTimes how the CIA had gotten approval from the White House in a classified memo from Bush himself to airmail suspects and quasi-suspects around the world to selected destinations (like Syria and Saudi Arabia) for "detention". But Gonzales has this covered. You can practically hear the squelching as he oozes his way into a verbal loophole, leaving a trail of slime like a slug:
"Gonzales would not say how many prisoners had been dispatched to other countries but he said in cases such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt which have poor rights records, "additional assurances" of proper treatment were sought.If you're asking me, is Gonzales human? I don't know the answer to that. But I do know that better reporting on these things than the MSM has done can be found at sites like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, where they'll be happy to answer the questions Gonzales pretends ignorance of.
After that, he admitted, the United States had little control. He also said he could not say whether any prisoners who been sent to other countries have been abused.
"Once someone is rendered we can't fully control what that country might do," Gonzales said. "If you're asking me, has a country always complied? I don't know the answer to that."