Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Huh? What?

*House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post that he had learned this spring of inappropriate 'contact' between Foley and a 16-year-old page. Boehner said he then told House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). Boehner later contacted The Post and said he could not remember whether he talked to Hastert.

*In the spring of 2006 Congressman Tom Reynolds approached Dennis Hastert, and informed him of the inappropriate contact with pages. The Speaker does not explicitly recall this conversation.

*Kirk Fordham, former senior aide to ex-Rep. Mark Foley and Rep. Tom Reynolds says that had more than one conversation prior to 2005 with senior staff at the highest levels of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene when he was informed of Mr. Foley's inappropriate behavior. Hastert's office has said that Dennis does not remember that ever happening.

*A confidential Justice Department legal memo sent to the White House in August 2002 concluded that interrogation of detainees can involve "cruel, inhuman or degrading" acts without violating U.S. and international laws prohibiting torture. Sean McCormack, press aide for National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, said that Rice "does not recall seeing those memos".

*Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also said she cannot recall then-CIA chief George Tenet warning her of an impending al-Qaida attack in the United States, as a new book claims he did two months before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

I have personally not smoked pot in several years now, but I have many friends who still do.

Every one of them has a better short and long term memory than many of the Republicans in Washington right now. I feel like we are listening to a Peter Gabriel song.


Blogger Constant said...

Thanks for your blog. I noticed your well-placed quote, that DoJ memo permitted "cruel, inhuman or degrading"-treatment.

You probably already know: Geneva explicitly outlaws inhumane treatment. DoJ's memo asserts the right to do what Geneva expressly forbids; the memo is evidence of war crimes planning.


11:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I thought it was odd that we are feeding them so much at gitmo that some of the detainees are gaining massive amounts of weight.

One guy went from 205LB to 410LB.

It would seem that one major torture is to make them fat and inactive ... just like us.

12:16 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

LMAO..better memories than the Repubes heirarchy? That says alot m'dear :)

4:31 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

Hey, thats a good Gabriel tune..I love that man, but not as much as you.

Btw..I still inhale, medicinal is legal here and with my back, its not questionable.

4:35 AM  

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