The torture and death of prison inmates in Iraq is bad enough. But yesterday Rush Limbaugh compared it to fraternity hazing. This makes my stomach crawl.
bq(quote). RUSH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the skull and bones initiation and we’re going to ruin people’s lives over it and we’re going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I’m talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You of heard of need to blow some steam off?
No, Rush. Raping female prisoners, jumping on prisoners’ feet, sodomizing prisoners with chemical lights, and letting attack dogs bite them is not “having a good time.” It is not “emotional release.” It is not “blowing some steam off.” Rush, like the indicted soldiers, must think of the Iraqi prisoners as subhuman. Merely playthings. Not worthy of respect, dignity, or safety. Via Wonkette.
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