Thursday, March 16, 2006
Pornographers go to prison - unless they're already guards
Ironic on the day Abu Gonzalez announces the bust of an international child pornography ring we're "treated to" the newly released pictures of systemic abuse and degradation at Abu Ghraib prison.
The Salon article states that one of these inmates was "crazy" and sodomized himself with a banana, covered himself in his own feces. . . yet most of the pictures of him indicate he's bound and cuffed. Perhaps he's also the second arrival of Harry Houdini.
Most Americans will, if they view these photos at all, view them with shock, horror and disgust.
Bear in mind that these are the same acts Rush Limbaugh referred to as "nothing more than the equivalent of fraternity hazing" and "brilliant." Bush supporters will likely clamor for "Four more years! Four more years!" Until, of course, this same treatment is given to one of our soldiers. Then they'll cry out about the "inhuman Muslim extremists." Good thing both groups wear such different clothing. Otherwise, it would be hard to tell them apart.
I really have nothing pithy to say, no profound quotes that can somehow illuminate our collective darkness. What have we become?