Dennis Hastert: “I’d Rather Be Waterboarding”
Our Twisted Sickfuck of the Week Award goes to Dennis Hastert. After the Republicans passed the Torturers’ Protection Act of 2006, Hastert started spewing.
He said Democratic opponents “voted today in favor of MORE rights for terrorists. So the same terrorists who plan to harm innocent Americans and their freedom worldwide would be coddled, if we followed the Democrat plan.”
No Buttwipe, not terrorists. People ACCUSED of being terrorists. SUSPECTED of being terrorists. DUUUUHHHHH!!!! The third highest-ranking member of our government — he’s two heartbeats away from the presidency — doesn’t know the difference between a criminal and a person who’s SUSPECTED of being a criminal. How scary is that???
For that matter, the White House and a majority of Congress doesn’t know the difference either. ::sigh:: We live in “interesting times.”
Just before the Torturers’ Protection Act was voted on, Tom DeLay wannabe John Boehner was baiting the Democrats. He said “Will my Democrat friends work with Republicans to give the president the tools he needs to continue to stop terrorist attacks before they happen, or will they vote to force him to fight the terrorists with one arm tied behind his back?”
Nancy Pelosi said “Speaker Hastert’s false and inflammatory rhetoric is yet another desperate attempt to mislead the American people and provoke fear.”
Dennis Kucinich said “This bill is everything we don’t believe in.”
John Murtha — one of the few people in this group who actually has first-hand combat experience — said “It gives too much leeway to the president. And I think when you tamper with the Geneva Conventions ... you hurt our ability to protect the troops.”