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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Bush-Cheney-Hasan Connection

Hot on the heals of the Bush-Balloon Boy connection, and the Iraq-Stupak connection, now we have the inevitable Bush-Cheney-Hasan connection.

Writing about the mass murder by al-Qaeda-infatuated Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, a blogger at Firedoglake invokes the evil spirit of Bush/Cheney, Will There Be A Push To Torture Nidal Hasan?:
Had this horrible tragedy occurred while George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were still in office, I have no doubt that Cheney would have pushed very hard for Bush to declare Hasan an illegal enemy combatant so that he could be held without charges and subjected to torture. This torture would, in time, produce a confession of an al Qaeda connection by Hasan and he likely would implicate many other people with additional plots. Because they were produced under torture, however, such statements would forever be tainted by the known tendency of torture victims to make false confessions in an attempt to stop the torture....

I think that it is urgent that the government take several immediate steps to prevent the appearance of torture or a coerced confession from Hasan....

The world is watching. Will Hasan receive due process or will he be tortured?
You can't make this stuff up. Except they always do.

Related Posts:
Balloon Boy Derangement Syndrome
The Iraq-Stupak Connection
How Do They Think This Stuff Up?

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  1. " This torture would, in time, produce a confession of an al Qaeda connection by Hasan"

    No torture necessary - just a simple look into his actions
    From ABC News

  2. Hasan may not be an 'illegal', but he is definitely an enemy combatant. Frankly, I don't care if he is tortured or treated like a common criminal.

    I'm sure there will be a PTSD defense, and some may believe it.

    The bottom line is that he murdered our friends and family.

  3. This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 11/11/2009, at The Unreligious Right