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We Tortured Some Folks
And the torturers all got a raise and a promotion! Time for some drone strikes!
By Ernest Stewart

"In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did somethings that were wrong. We did things that were right, but... We tortured some folks." ~~~ Barack Obama

No sh*t, Mr. President; we tortured some folks; in fact, it's the American way! We've been torturing folks since before the corporate revolution of 1776. First, we tortured the indentured slaves. Then, we tortured the Indians. When we began to run out of Indians to torture, we brought over some black folks, and tortured them, too. When we got really good at torture during the Civil War, we went out and started torturing the world -- all done for fun and profit! See the Life magazine cover above from 1902!

Having come from Barry, a professional torturer, those words mean something! We continue to this very day torturing people from Gaza to Pakistan; in fact, you can travel the globe, and everywhere you go, we'll be hard at work torturing someone for a buck! If they won't let us torture them on land, we have a fleet of ships for torturing people at sea; I'm just surprised we haven't started torturing people in outer space! It's the American way; that's why you have all that blood on your hands, America -- the blood of innocents and it won't wash off. Every time that Barry murders some innocents, he guarantees a continual supply of "terrorists" from the victim's friends and family that will never end -- until the world rises up and puts us out of their misery. Bush's never-ending war will guarantee our destruction! Believe me folks, payback, when it comes, will be a bitch!

Barry's nonchalance on our commitment to torture speaks volumes more than anything he had to say. Although some of that can be directly linked to Herr Brennan and his various acts of treason, Barry assured us that John is sorry, and that he, the President, is confident that John will act better in the future. Barry assured us that John has told his last lie to Congress and won't spy on them any more (that's the NSA's job); and there was nothing else to see; and that we should all just roll over, and go back to sleep; Barry is on the job -- and has our backs! If you buy that, America, I own this bridge in Brooklyn that you can buy from me if the price is right. It's a big money-maker; and you can't go wrong! Besides, if Barry got rid of John, the next guy would be just as bad, if not worse. Perhaps Barry's thinking along the lines of, better the devil that we know?

Here's what Barry had to say in last Friday's speech:

"We did some things that were contrary to our values. I understand why it happened. I think it's important, when we look back, to recall how afraid people were after the Twin Towers fell, and the Pentagon had been hit, and the plane in Pennsylvania had fallen, and people did not know if more attacks were imminent. And there was enormous pressure on our law enforcement, on our national security teams to try and deal with this. It's important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job those folks had. And a lot of those folks were working hard, under enormous pressure, and are real patriots.

But, having said all that, we did some things that were wrong. And that's what that report reflects. And that's the reason why after I took office, one of the first things I did was to ban some of the extraordinary interrogation techniques that are the subject of that report. And my hope is that this report reminds us once again that the character of our country has to be measured in part not by what we do when things are easy, but what we do when things are hard. And when we engaged in some of these 'enhanced interrogation techniques' -- techniques that I believe and any fair-minded person would say are torture-- we crossed a line. And that needs to be understood and accepted. And we have to as a country take responsibility for that so that hopefully we don't do it again in the future.

As you can imagine it really hit the fan on the blogosphere; I read about 50 replies on Twitter before it got old and boring! No, Barry is out of the bag -- no more pretense, no more smoke and mirrors. Out it front of everyone; that's right we torture; we kill America citizens without trial; we back Israel 100% in their quest of total genocide of the Palestinian people; so what? So what, indeed! So, what are you going to do about it, America?


04-12-1921 ~ 08-02-2014
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(c) 2014 Ernest Stewart a.k.a. Uncle Ernie is an unabashed radical, author, stand-up comic, DJ, actor, political pundit and for 13 years was the managing editor and publisher of Issues & Alibis magazine. Visit me on Facebook. Visit the blogs's page on Facebook and like us when you do. Follow me on Twitter.

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