Wednesday, May 9, 2007

More Good Stuff on the Talking Dog

In case you missed it, last month the Talking Dog landed an interview with Donald Rumsfeld.

A selection:

The Talking Dog: Secretary Rumsfeld, I can't thank you enough for agreeing to this interview. May I say how open-minded it is for you to speak with me, given how critical of you I have been, particularly of detention policies you administered and authorized that I believe verge on, if not outright constitute, war crimes. Do you have a comment on that?

Donald Rumsfeld: Stuff happens. It's untidy, and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.The

Talking Dog On the subject of detention policy, can you comment on the recent confession at Guantanamo by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and the recent guilty plea there by Australian national David Hicks, who received a 9-month sentence after we held him for over 5 years?

Donald Rumsfeld: You go to asymmetrical war with the rack and thumbscrews that you have, not with the rack and thumbscrews that you might want or wish to have at a later time. READ MORE
Is it satire? These days it's hard to tell.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re: Previous posts that no former GTMO detainee has ever been recaptured on the battlefield, I suggest you read this article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ismail_Agha

It is the real deal. Trust me.

The Law Office of H. Candace Gorman said...

Nice try, but I don't think I will trust you (whoever you are) on this one.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I don't trust the above anonymous commenter either, and what exactly is his or her point? That the Bush Administration continues to make absurd mistakes at both ends-- releasing people (and not just from GTMO, but from Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere) who it should be holding, and holding people it should be releasing?

That's just it: the more arbitrary and unfair the process is, the more likely it is that the process will make mistakes, whether continuing to hold innocents. The Pentagon itself tells us that fully a quarter of those still held are completely innocent and pose no threat, and yet, for political reasons, they are still held.

We won't even discuss the fact that nearly half of GTMO detainees have been released, and almost all have then been found innocent by their home countries and released, or that we have only charged ten out of the hundreds held...

--the talking dog

Anonymous said...

Fine, you can trust the word of our enemies over own our government, but I know the above case to be a fact.

the law office of h. candace gorman said...

I don't know who you mean by "our enemies" but I will say that fact takes on new meaning in the bush administration.

Anonymous said...

So you are absolutely certain that the linked detainee hasn't been recaptured?

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia is a free internet encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Anyone who knows anything about good solid facts and research would NEVER site anything from this website as an absolute. The anonymous poster is an idiot.