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Thursday, May 29, 2008

124 - Just A Bunch Of Right-Wingers Sitting Around Talking... About How Best To Torture People! If This Was A Movie Script, No One Would Believe It

Today you're going to hear an unbelievable, yet-every-fact-is-true scenario. It's about how it came to pass that dozens of meetings were held in the White House to decide the most effective ways to torture War On Terror prisoners.

Also, be sure to stay around for my closing comments. You'll learn about Blast The Right transcripts, as well as about some listeners going the activist route. And there's also a new tune to close the show with.

Every week it seems, there's a new revelation, even more hard to believe than the last one, about the Bush administration's lust for war and torture.

I don't know about you, but after a point, do you start to just file them away mentally, saying to yourself, I'll think about that later?

It's almost too much to accept as reality, as something that you have to deal with.

I've picked some highlights here.

Every fact you're about to hear is true.

If it was presented as a movie script, no one would believe it.

In fact, let's imagine I'm pitching such a script to a producer.

How might the script open?

How about this scene:

You see a meeting room, and from what's visible through the window, it could be within the White House. You can't make out who's talking, but it sounds like they're discussing... What?! Whether they can combine water-boarding with stress positions for a prisoner named Muhammad?

Who are these people? Low level operatives sneaking in a meeting at, could it really be, the White House? About an illegal subject?

But before you can find out more, you leave that scene and enter a long series of flashbacks, which show how this maybe-in-the-White-House cabal came to meet...

You first see a bunch of right-wingers of the neocon variety openly plotting for US world domination.

In 1997, neocons like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Jeb Bush and others sign the founding charter for an organization called the Project for a New American Century, PNAC for short...

For the rest of the script, please listen to the podcast!

(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to the podcast first. Please don't respond just on the basis of the brief preview above. Thanks!!)

#124 Transcript
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Is there no one in your country who has the courage to indict and prosecute these criminals? Are they going to live long with no fear of facing their accusers for the crimes they have committed? If your leaders refuse to bring them to trial for genocide and invading sovereign nations, are there no district attorneys who will do what they should do?
posted by Anonymous Anonymous  12:46 AM   [+]
 
Obama has stated that he would investigate government officials for crimes committed in office over the past 8 years. Assuming he gets into office, that is.
posted by Anonymous AgentX  9:31 AM   [+]
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