GOP: To Coddle or torture tradeable goods…previously known as people

It’s the Cut-N-Run and Coddle-R-Torture campaign. Heckuva a referendum to put before the people. Bushattacked the Dems yesterday claiming they were the “party of cut and run.” The other day SpeakerHasterthad this to say after the House passed the torture bill…

“Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and 159 of her Democrat colleagues voted today in favor of more rights for terrorists,” Hastert said in a statement. “So the same terrorists who plan to harm innocent Americans and their freedom worldwide would be coddled, if we followed the Democrat plan.

Of course the recent NIE now undercuts anything Bush says on Iraq. As for the coddling of Hastert’s terrorists it appears many may be, as feared, innocent people abducted and sold in the profitable shall we say terrorist-trade. From theAP today:

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Amnesty International accused Pakistan on Friday of abducting hundreds of people, alleging they have terrorist ties and holding them in secret locations or handing them to U.S. authorities for money.

Pakistan’s practice of offering rewards running to thousands of dollars for unidentified terror suspects has led to illegal detentions of innocent people, said Claudio Cordone, senior director of research at Amnesty International.

“Bounty hunters — including police officers and local people — have captured individuals of different nationalities, often apparently at random, and sold them into U.S. custody,” he said.

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The Amnesty allegations come days after the country’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, revealed in his memoir, “In The Line of Fire,” that Pakistan captured 689 al-Qaida terror suspects, and turned over 369 to Washington.

“We have earned bounties totaling millions of dollars,” Musharraf said, without specifying how much was paid.

Cordone said many detainees ended up in secret locations or at the U.S. prisons, including Guantanamo Bay and Bagram, north of Kabul.

“Hundreds of people have been picked up in mass arrests, many have been sold to the U.S.A as ‘terrorists’ simply on the word of their captor, and hundreds have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Bagram Air base or secret detention centers run by the USA.” he said. “The road to Guantanamo very literally starts in Pakistan,” Cordone said. (emphasis mine)

This whole mess reeks of a bygone era. We are paying for people that have been abducted in another land, holding them indefinitely and doing only Bush knows what to them. The term that comes to my mind for it all is Security Slavery without the security unfortunately and regretably another future of shame to overcome.

5 thoughts on “GOP: To Coddle or torture tradeable goods…previously known as people

  1. Anonymous says:

    .And of course Pelosi is going to find a way to get published her retort to denny the hut and the republicans that on Thursday they betrayed their oath of office to defend and protect the Constitution; became accomplices to torture, rape, and other inhumane treatment; became enablers of totalitarian rule; and failed to live up to the teachings of Jesus. Of course.
    And of course, Dean and Reid and Kerry and Clinton, and Kennedy and Feingold and all the other democrats will be finding a way to get the message heard that the bushliar-criminal’s failed policy of “stay the course” in Iraq has been a boon to terrorism recruitment and has made America and the world less safe, so says all of America’s intelligence experts, the US military, the UN, and the entire world.
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  2. Anonymous says:

    “Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and 159 of her Democrat colleagues voted today in favor of more rights for terrorists,” Hastert said in a statement. “So the same terrorists who plan to harm innocent Americans and their freedom worldwide would be coddled, if we followed the Democrat plan.”
    No, not “more rights for terrorists” you fucking asshole–“ANY rights for PEOPLE ACCUSED of being terrorists.”
    Why is that very important distinction so damn hard for everybody? Does the average America really believe that these people have already been tried and convicted, or that no innocent guy was ever grabbed by mistake?
    Dorothy

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  3. pansypoo says:

    i think the OJ trial threw out that innocent til proven guilty part.
    which begat nancy grace and the acceptance of bush v gore.

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  4. janeboatler says:

    This shit has been going on ever since we invaded Afghanistan, or perhaps even before that – since 9/11.
    Today I’m asking myself why we are shocked by the vote yesterday? We’ve known what Bush and the Republican members of Congress are like for several years now. And we know that not a few Democrats are paralyzed by the deer-in-the-headlights syndrome, absolutely frightened to death of the Republicans labeling them “soft on terrorism”. It was bound to happen.

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  5. Black_Sheep_One says:

    Here’s the deal.
    Justice would be dropping Bush, Rove and Cheney in Nasiriyah, naked.

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