Tuesday, July 13, 2004

No Shiite, Sherlock

(AP) - The international Red Cross said Tuesday it suspects the United States is hiding detainees in lockups across the globe, though the agency has been granted access to thousands of prisoners in Iraq and elsewhere. Terror suspects reported by the FBI as captured have never turned up in detention centers, and the United States has failed to reply to agency demands for a list of everyone it's holding, said Antonella Notari, spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan responded, "Duh!?"

Odds are, the detainees the Red Cross is referring to and their whereabouts won't be disclosed until Donald Rumsfeld's guard dogs and hot pokers have gleaned all the information they have out of them. Or until enough noise is made about it domestically and internationally, to the point that it's a "hot topic" in the polls. Remember how all those Abu Grahib prisoners were "mistreated" (we wouldn't want to say they were tortured, that implies certain atrocities were committed) in Iraq? Once the news broke on it, suddenly hundreds of prisoners started to be released and George Bush gave a speech about tearing down the prison. Would he have ever mentioned or even planned to tear down that prison if it wasn't a political thorn in his tushie?

2 Comments:

Blogger sella said...

Sure. Why put them on the books now, when it might lead to an embarrassing inability to account for them all later (after the hot poker has done its work)?

Oh, yeah, whatever did happen to that plan to demolish the prison? Did it ever happen? Last I heard Rumsfeld was passing it off to the Iraqis to do.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Phelps said...

And the Iraqis are having a hard enough time keeping a 7-Eleven open all night without someone blowing it up, does anybody think they'll be able to demolish an entire prison and rebuild a new one somewhere else? Wait a minute... the first half of the equation is solved: just make an announcement that the UN is going to return the personnel it withdrew last year and that they'll set up offices Abu Grahib. That building will be blown to pieces in no time. Now... how to build something over there and keep it standing?

7:51 AM  

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