Thursday, July 15, 2010

Yeah, and we don't invade countries either

From a story claiming the U.S. "came out ahead" with respect to that Iranian nuclear scientist who alleges he was abducted by the CIA:
A U.S. official, who is not authorized to talk to the media about such issues, told CNN last month that it would be "ludicrous, absurd and even preposterous" to claim an individual was kidnapped by the United States and held against his will.
To which I respond: uh, then what the hell has the U.S. been doing at Guantanamo Bay all these years?


  1. Anonymous9:27 AM

    It is also interesting how many people in the US conveniently forget that the US experienced a civil war and that, after its end, a century passed before US apartheid began to be addressed de jure (and not yet de facto).

    And how many aspects of human enslavement still persist within the geographical borders of the USA and how many more such aspects characterize the foreign domains where the US political influence is great and US economic investment is high. And on and on... even discounting current invasions, occupations, and incarcerations without trial.

    Human memory and the human attention span in the USA is a beautifully modulated affair. Even to notice what this post points out is a near revolutionary act.

  2. Oh, wait, the captives at Guantanamo aren't people. They're "enemy combatants".

    Carry on.