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Saturday, June 24, 2006
YOUR SATURDAY INTERBLOGATORY TOUR
Cartoon by Sean Delonas
Who knew that leg irons were considered 'instruments of torture'?
What are we supposed to use, duct tape?: The US Army is importing 5,000 leg irons with attachable belly chains as part of the ‘reconstruction’ of ‘security and justice’ in Iraq. British firms cannot export such kit because since 1997 they have been defined as ‘instruments of torture’. The United Nations ‘standard minimum rules’ for the treatment of prisoners also prohibit their use: UN investigators commonly find leg irons used for torture. The US tender sought 5,000 pairs of leg irons and other chains for ‘three Baghdad, Iraqi detention facilities’ as part of the ‘reconstruction of Iraq’s criminal justice system’.
They can't "export such kit [sic]," so does this mean that Britain gets to keep them all to herself?
8 AJ Strata answers the question: What Is So Scary About 500 WMDs?
8 Spook 86 wants to know What Threat?: In other words (as California Representative Jane Harman told a network interviewer last night) "there's nothing new here." That begs an obvious question, namely what Ms. Harman defines as "something new." Until a couple of days ago, Congressional Democrats were only too happy to remind us that "Bush lied" because we never found any WMD in Iraq. Now, faced with the inconvenient truth that some of Saddam's WMD arsenal is still around, the Dims believe it's time to move along, and the MSM is only too happy to accomodate that request.
8 DJ Drummond notes that Since the 2004 Election, the DNC has been very very quiet on that subject, which tells me they are hearing things they don’t want to have come up in front of a national audience.
8 Chris smells dirty politics in NM. Crooks get a pay raise in New Mexico so they can vote for Democrats: There's an ulterior motive to this move to allow criminals to steal up to $500 and get a free pass in my state - the upcoming mid-term elections.
8 I had no idea that Stuart Smiley was still on the air until I read that Michael Fumento Debated on the Al Franken Show: Turns out I just couldn't win. … If you don't report from where the action is, you're a chickenhawk or chairborne ranger. If you DO, you're pathological.
8 Talk to the hand. Fans Threaten To Sue Streisand: BARBRA STREISAND is reportedly facing legal action from angry fans after she announced her upcoming US tour - as they insist they paid a fortune to see her 'last-ever' performances nearly a decade ago. The furious former admirers of the superstar are planning to file suit on fraud charges. Streisand, who told fans she was quitting touring for good in 1999, kicks off her tour in October (06).
8 Say it ain’t so! Brangelina expected special treatment? BRANGELINA ACTING 'COLONIAL': Namibia's National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) is calling [Angelina] and Brad Pitt "colonial overlords" who "used heavy-handed and brutal tactics" to pressure the government into providing extraordinary restrictions on the media. A NSHR spokesman said, "To shut down a national border so she can give birth in peace is a massive abuse of power."
While you're here, scroll down to see my very own Ann Coulter talking doll!