Monday, May 9, 2011

Expertise in Vouchsafety

Torture apologism:
“I’m still concerned that a lot of the techniques we used to keep the country safe for seven years* have been taken off the table,” Cheney said.
Something must have happened in the first year of the Cheney administration that stops him claiming eight years of safety.

* Not sure where the "seven years" comes from, since the Cheney administration did not officially start torturing people until giving itself permission with the Bybee and Yoo memoranda in August 2002.

10 comments:

Mentis Fugit said...

The seven years in question were 1788, 1819, 1822, 1869, 1892, 1903, and 1922.

What? Nothing of significance to the security of United States happened in those years, you say? Nothing you KNOW of, peacenik.

(The employment in March 2002 of the "monofilament wedgie" is the controversial eighth year, BTW.)

M. Bouffant said...

Ouch. Hurts just to contemplate.

mikey said...

You just don't get it, do you.

You merely torture the calendar sufficiently and it provides whatever results you demand of it...

Substance McGravitas said...

the techniques we used to keep the country safe

Exporting the murder rate to Iraq was pretty sharp.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It all depends on what your definition of "safe" is.

Not to mention, country.
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Kathleen said...

and "we"

fish said...

You're safe as long as you cook the hamburger all the way through.

mikey said...

Your safe when the second baseman misses the tag...

Another Kiwi said...

When a safe falls on your head you're the safe according to Mollycule Theory.

Smut Clyde said...

When a safe falls on your head
that's amore!