... Here, then, is a man who considers torturing a kid barely past his youth for an alleged crime whose principal result to-date has been an acute case of The Embarrassments, more important, more pressing, and more necessary than the public maintenance of his own image as a moderate reformer and as a conciliator. ...Obama, the hollow man ...
... He does not delight in cruelty like his predecessor, but is grossly indifferent to it. ...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
As our other good friends Saudi Arabia and Bahrain collaborate on attacking civilian protesters, there are no calls for U.S. intervention there -- even though that's arguably more serious than what's happening in Libya -- because those governments serve our interests.
link: Various matters: Afghanistan, Libya & Manning
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Just like Bush, Obama says we don't torture thus establishing himself as a liar in front of the world.
Everyone around Obama must pretend to be as stupid-blind as he is (or as he pretends to be).
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Obamas is reported as saying:
With respect to Private Manning, I have actually asked the Pentagon whether or not the procedures that have been taken in terms of his confinement are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards. They assure me that they are. I can't go into details about some of their concerns, but some of this has to do with Private Manning's safety as well.Oh gee, Obama asked the Pentagon and they told him everything is just hunky-dory.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
"The American Dream was the life that this guy led. He worked his way up to a decent life where he could own a house and raise his children and retire when he reached old age. Now people like him are being attacked as the enemy. In other words, Americans are turning on themselves. Hopefully they'll figure out that they're being played before it's too late."
Friday, March 4, 2011
Glenn Greenwald writes about the latest disgraceful conduct by US authorities perpetuated on Manning.
I think I'll go vomit ...
UPDATE II: Lt. Col. David Coombs, Manning's counsel, just posted the following:
Last night, PFC Manning was inexplicably stripped of all clothing by the Quantico Brig. He remained in his cell, naked, for the next seven hours. At 5:00 a.m., the Brig sounded the wake-up call for the detainees. At this point, PFC Manning was forced to stand naked at the front of his cell.
The Duty Brig Supervisor (DBS) arrived shortly after 5:00 a.m. When he arrived, PFC Manning was called to attention. The DBS walked through the facility to conduct his detainee count. Afterwards, PFC Manning was told to sit on his bed. About ten minutes later, a guard came to his cell to return his clothing.
This type of degrading treatment is inexcusable and without justification. It is an embarrassment to our military justice system and should not be tolerated. PFC Manning has been told that the same thing will happen to him again tonight. No other detainee at the Brig is forced to endure this type of isolation and humiliation.
I'm already disgusted anticipating the Obama loyalists and right-wing fanatics who will jointly defend this.