teisipäev, mai 11, 2004

Outrage at the Outrage at the Outrage

James Inhofe is an idiot.

Now, I've known this for quite some time because of my dealings with his positions on climate change and environmental issues, but this is a whole new level of stupid.

"I'm probably not the only one up at this table that is more outraged by the outrage than we are by the treatment," he said.

You know, Rush Limbaugh said pretty much the same thing on his show recently, that people aren't as upset as they're pretending to be and most of us aren't outraged at all. We're just pretending because we think it's socially acceptable or because we want to hurt Bush. I'd agree that some people aren't bothered by this, and I know some of them. Well, they're not bothered by the torture in and of itself. They're well aware, though, that the situation has serious consequences and is very damaging to our nation's moral credibility. For those reasons, which are obvious to anyone with a remotely functioning brain, they are outraged by it. I think it takes a special kind of insensitive, inhuman cretin to not be angered by the situation at all. This is the category James Inhofe appears to fall in.

Look, I know some people feel the reflexive need to defend Bush and blast liberals in every situation. I understand some people get paid for it. But the defense of torture coming from some conservatives is astonishing. How are we not all on the same page on this being horrible and something needing to be done? I mean, I can see where we'll haggle over who to hold responsible and why, but can you really tell me with a straight face that you don't see the problem here? Like Atrios says, this is the attitude that will lose us this war.

More Idiot-hofe:

"I am also outraged that we have so many humanitarian do-gooders right now crawling all over these prisons looking for human-rights violations while our troops, our heroes, are fighting and dying."

No offense to the people of Oklahoma, but how stupid are you that you elected this jackass? Were the Democrats running an ear of corn against him or something?

Those damn humanitarian do-gooders, always trying to do humanitarian good. Can anyone really take seriously a man who is outraged by people looking for human rights violations but has no problem with the human rights violations they find?

As the article points out, Inhofe doesn't even have his facts right:

Ignoring a Red Cross report that said that up to 90 per cent of the prisoners held at Abu Ghraib prison had been rounded up by mistake, Mr. Inhofe suggested that no one should feel sorry for detainees who had been photographed in humiliating and degrading positions.

Tom Tomorrow has another Inhofe mistake/lie/stupid-ass idiotic statement.

On the plus side, John McCain again proves he's America's finest Republican statesman:

Senator John McCain got up and left the room while his fellow Republican was speaking. Mr. McCain, who was captured and tortured during the Vietnam War, told reporters that he rejected Mr. Inhofe's position.

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