Why didn’t Fafblog win a MacArthur “Genius” award?

I have to ask that, after reading his brilliant post on Outsourcing Torture.

Giblets is outraged! Congressional Republicans are trying to sneak provisions into the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act of 2004 that would legalize the foul practice of “extraordinary rendition” – the transfer of suspected terrorists to other countries to be tortured for information. To pass the bill in this form would be inconceivable – for how can any red-blooded pro-torture Congressman justify outsourcing our nation’s torture work when American torturers are losing their jobs every day?

Giblets is a proud supporter of torture. After all, an increasingly pervasive federal government isn’t going to be torturing people like you or Giblets – it will be torturing nothing but Very Bad People, or other people who have been foolish enough to share the same ethnic features or religious beliefs as Very Bad People. As a good honest citizen you have nothing to worry about!

Definitely, absolutely read the whole thing. If you don’t read any other blog, read Fafblog every day (and Peking Duck, of course).

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: One Comment

I’m in a god forsaken country that does not like your blog links like blogspot and a few others. Can you tell me how I can get around the problem. You encourage us to read these things, so it is killing me that I can’t get to them because of some old farts do not like free speech.

September 30, 2004 @ 1:40 am | Comment

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