Honorable countries don't have gulags
Just like honorable soldiers don't torture, or condone those who do.
So, we read in the papers that Bush set up gulags in Eastern Europe. So what do the Republicans do? Shoot the messenger.
Congress's top Republican leaders yesterday demanded an immediate joint House and Senate investigation into the disclosure of classified information to The Washington Post that detailed a web of secret prisons being used to house and interrogate terrorism suspects.
The Post's article, published on Nov. 2, has led to new questions about the treatment of detainees and the CIA's use of "black sites" in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. The issue dogged President Bush on his recent trip to Latin America and has created consternation in Eastern Europe.
"If accurate, such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences' [write Hastert and Frist]."
Right. Not setting up the gulags, mind you, but their "discloure."
Not the dirty deed, but telling the truth about the deed.
Honorable countries don't have gulags.
Honorable soldiers don't torture.
The Repubublicans do nothing about gulags except try to conceal them, and nothing about torture except protect those responsible for it.
Why is that? Because Republicans, individually and as a party, are without honor themselves.
NOTE Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to say "gulag." (Remember when the Republicans pilloried Durbin for that? Turns out he was right! Just another case of Winger Projection Syndrome). What I meant to say was "Soviet-style prison compound." Sorry.