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Faking outrage May 14, 2009

Posted by Paige of Quarrel in cult of lack of personality, we're only gonna die.
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Piece Apart is shocked and saddened that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) ordered the brutal torture of so-called high-value detainees in violation of the Geneva Conventions, the UN Convention Against Torture and US law and fully supports charging the Speaker with war crimes–

What’s that?  She didn’t order the torture.  OK, OK, so she was “just following orders” when she waterboarded one prisoner 183 times in one month and —

What?  Oh.  She didn’t actually torture any one.  Still!  She was there watching it take place and knowingly —

Oh.  She wasn’t present and didn’t know the full scope but was maybe briefed once about the administration’s stance on the legality of these interrogation tactics but the CIA can’t recall exactly?  Still, she didn’t speak out about this horrific abuse of —

She couldn’t speak out, you say?  Illegal?  Top secret CIA briefings?  Oh.  Um.  Still though, she maybe knew almost as early as all those Republicans who actually committed the war crimes and then faked outrage later because she represents a very liberal district and knows this could totally be used to weaken her and most of the people talking about this were badmouthing her everyday before anyway and being the first female Speaker is like she has a huge target painted on her.  Still.

I mean, I know it’s not illegal to know about these crimes and we’re all completely ignoring the people who actually committed them and haven’t faced any consequences to beat up on her and she’s being unfairly singled out, but, you know.  C’mon.  Faking outrage?  What kind of politician does that?!

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