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Sieg Heil! To The Satanic Majesty: Bush!

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With Democrats like the ones in Congress, it sometimes makes you wonder why you went to vote in the first place. Time after time, they sell their soul to the devil. I’m not making a metaphor here, I’m speaking literally. George Bush is the devil incarnate. If the fundamentalist Christians need the Anti-Christ to hail in the Rapture, they’ve got him. This is the most evil, freedom hating, power seeking individual that has ever lived in the White House. That’s enough of my little rant, let’s go see who else agrees with me and most importantly why.

First of all, The New York Times agrees with much of what I’m saying. This last few days they have tore into the Administration with numerous articles and editorials condemning and decrying what is taking place. First of all on October 17th they tore into Bush on the word torture. During the news conference where he declared that Iran could start World War III, they asked him of his definition of the word torture.

He said;

Q: What’s your definition of torture?

Bush: Of What?

Q: The word torture, what’s your definition?

Bush: That’s defined in US law and we don’t torture.

Q: Can you give me your version of it, sir?

Bush: Whatever the law says.

We’d thought we’d help out the President — who has signed a series of executive orders and laws relating to this very word — and look it up for him. According to the House of Representatives website, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 113C, Section 2340, of the U.S. Code says:


(1) “torture” means an act committed by a person acting under
the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical
or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering
incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his
custody or physical control;
(2) “severe mental pain or suffering” means the prolonged
mental harm caused by or resulting from -
(A) the intentional infliction or threatened infliction of
severe physical pain or suffering;
(B) the administration or application, or threatened
administration or application, of mind-altering substances or
other procedures calculated to disrupt profoundly
the senses or the personality;
(C) the threat of imminent death; or
(D) the threat that another person will imminently be
subjected to death, severe physical pain or suffering, or the
administration or application of mind-altering substances or
other procedures calculated to disrupt profoundly
the senses or personality;


Now, ask yourself these questions:
– If you were held, without charges and any hope of release, in a jail cell where you were constantly subjected to extreme ranges of heat and cold and held in prolonged solitary confinement, would you consider that severe physical pain or suffering?
– If you were subjected to prolonged periods of loud noises and denied exercise or access to other human beings for months at a time while held in a prison in a secret location without any of your loved ones knowing where you are, might that “disrupt profoundly the senses or the personality”?
– If you were blindfolded, strapped to a board and submerged in water, or had water poured over your face, until you thought you were drowning, might you consider that the “threat of imminent death”?

If the answer to any of those questions is “Yes” (it was the answer for the American government for decades, until this administration took over) how are we take the President’s assurances that the United States doesn’t torture anyone?

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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