[EM] Brief comment on Russ's posting

Russ Paielli 6049awj02 at sneakemail.com
Sat Jun 25 15:42:21 PDT 2005

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp-at-hotmail.com |EMlist| wrote:
> Russ says:
> Assumptions? That Saddam Hussein tortured children and initmidated
> voters? You call those "assumptions"?
> I comment:
> Saddam probably intimidated voters.

Probably?!!! Yes, Mike, I suppose it is possible that Saddam got 99.96% 
of the vote because he was sincerely loved!

> Saddam probably did not torture 
> children. That latter story sounds like just the kind of thing that 
> comes from the propaganda-mill that Russ has his ear glued to. To 
> justify an invasion, all sorts of things like that are invented--and 
> lapped up by saps like Russ.

Right, Mike.

> Russ says or implies that U.S. torture consists of disrespecting a holy 
> book. Previously I've only used "head-up-the-ass" to refer to voting 
> system authors, but an exception is called for, for someone who'd make 
> that idiotic implication.

Oh, I see that Mike is elevating his level of discourse. Now its 
"head-up-the-ass" rather than just "idiot." Good work, Mike!

For the record, I never said or implied in any way that no U.S. 
personnel ever tortured a prisoner. Bad apples exist in any military 
force. Mike and his ilk will not be satisfied until not a single case of 
torture is committed by U.S. personnel, but his standard for other 
nations is not quite so high, is it.

Let me tell you what is absolutely amazing about the infamous Newsweek 
story about Koran flushing. What is amazing is not that it was a lie 
that Newsweek and the left fell for, hook, line, and sinker. What is 
amazing is that the left considers desecration of a holy symbol by the 
U.S. military an unforgivable atrocity. But those same people think that 
the U.S. taxpayer should *pay for* desecrations of Christian symbols in 
the name of art!

Remember "piss-Christ" and that thing that had cow dung splattered on 
the Virgin Mary? The loonies on the left not only thought that was 
perfectly acceptable "art," they clained with a straight face that any 
attempt to defund taxpayer funding for such crap (literally) is 
tantamount to "censorship."

Maybe we should *charge* the poor Gitmo prisoners to watch their Koran 

> A number of victims are dead as a result of U.S. torture.

A number of *thousands* of victims are dead as a result of Saddam's 
torture, not to mention his use of WMDs. And Saddam's victims were not 
probable terrorists -- in case that matters to Mike at all.

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