Saturday, May 08, 2004

The lies keep piling up. Rumsfeld testified that Abu Ghraib guards had been told to follow the Geneva Conventions. However, the Washington Post points out that "the investigation by Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba has documented that no such instructions were given." And many papers today all over the world remind us that in January 2002, Rumsfeld said that the Guantanamo Bay detainees had "no rights" under the Geneva Convention.

It's not an exaggeration to say that many in this administration are, or have become, pathological liars. It's to the point where anything that is said must be taken with a grain of salt. I am reminded of that scene in "Chinatown" when Faye Dunaway is lying in bed with Nicholson and he asks her about her daughter and she tells him one lie after another, with him slapping her in the face repeatedly to finally get the truth. If only we could repeatedly slap these people in the face....

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