Wednesday, November 09, 2005

This Doesn't Add Up

You need to check out this exchange between reporters and Scottie McClellen (White House Press Secretary), presented by First Draft.

A little background; the President has said that under his administration we don't do torture. Vice President Cheney has gone to the senate and asked for an exemption for the CIA to a proposed bill outlawing torture. How does the Bush Administration reconcile those two events?

The real answer, of course, is that the White House has a very narrow definition of torture. There are all kinds of things you can do to prisoners that don't fall under the heading of torture in their mind. But McClellen can't say that (because the American people might disagree with the Bush Administrations on what actually constitutes torture). So he dances. And dances. And then he dances some more.

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