Friday, February 01, 2008

Send in the Orange Clowns

Nov. 5, 2007: Narietta Hedges yells at volunteer torture victim Maboub Ebrahimzdeh during a water boarding demonstration by human rights activists in front of the Justice Department in Washington.
Mark Wilson - Getty Images

One of the most balanced and reasoned articles on the waterboarding issue, comes from Mark Bowden, author of Blackhawk Down:

In Defense of Waterboarding

And in case he is misunderstood,

A clarification

Basically, his belief is that it should remain illegal, but that it is morally justified during situations where time is of the essence, and in such cases as lives may be saved. (Listen to Bowden on the Dennis Prager Show, talking about his articles).

Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday. Notice the orange-clad clowns in the background?

Jan. 30: Attorney General Michael Mukasey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.
Melina Mara - The Washington Post

Here's a closer look:
Jan. 30: Members of Code Pink protest outside Capitol Hill in Washington as Attorney General Michael Mukasey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Melina Mara - The Washington Post

And a photo from their own blog:
Best laugh line from their post:
We were very present but not very pink (more orange)

And elsewhere in the news, CodePink on another front in the war against the war...

Nothing short of disgusting:

The council also approved a move to give the anti-war Code Pink group a parking space in front of the recruiting center once a week for the next six months, though it might have a different action for abortion protesters.

Also blogging:
Marie's Two Cents- Move America Forward Condemns Attack on Marines
Pondering Penguins- Splish Splash

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Blogger Gayle said...

*sigh* These people are truly so tiresome, Wordsmith!

Friday, February 01, 2008 7:17:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I think issues like this are real opportunities for the parties to distinguish themselves and their core beliefs. It is an opportunity to reveal which party better represents a voter's thoughts on national security and America's responsibilites in the world.

I watched some of the AG's testimony on C-SPAN and it's black and white. Jeff Sessions was a voice of reason against the old blowhards like Leahy and Kennedy.

Friday, February 01, 2008 7:36:00 AM  

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