Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

A gift to the world - slight progress on the far western front

First, let's stick with the headline: Justice Dept: Waterboarding not legal. This is good news, right? But it's somewhat brought down by the actual text, which says, basically, that "Steven G. Bradbury, acting head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel," is only saying that it's not legal any more. In a worm in an apple moment, the article continues, "Bradbury in 2005 signed two secret legal memos that authorized the CIA to use head slaps, freezing temperatures and waterboarding when questioning terror detainees. Because of that, Senate Democrats have opposed his nomination by President Bush to formally head the legal counsel's office." I mean, seriously, why is my country even considering putting admitted torturers into office?

Second, Robert Reich, best secretary of the treasurer of all time, has a novel idea to improve the American economy: "increase the wages of the bottom two-thirds of Americans." And he wants stronger unions and better schools. Bless his little red heart, I hope he gets back in in the next administration. And, hello, isn't he just stating the obvious?
Tags: politics

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