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Thursday, July 29, 2004 | Democrats Put an Upbeat Face on Torture and Imperialism
It might sound odd, incongruous, even obscene out in the real world, but in the Big Disneyland of the Democratic Party convention, and even out in the admittedly small number of US living rooms that are tuned in to the festivities, it's not only doable, it's being done!
With the miniscule minority of would-be troublemakers variously caged, bought off and generally muzzled in ways not announced to the press, the party's elite can get down to the serious business of telling each other with straight faces that a taller Crusader-in-Chief will make child rape more palatable. It's just a question of putting a new face on it.
They even provided a new face - a bright and shiny toy - Barack Obama - who mesmerized the crowd so thoroughly that had he made his speech while dragging an Iraqi on a leash across the convention floor, the Faithful would have praised how skillfully he did it.
There! they would have said, that's what we need to see. Not that po-white-trash England girl, but an immigrant, an African-American who went to an Ivy League school. That's what America is all about and that's who we want to think of when we think of tortured Iraqis. And Afghans, and Palestinians, and Lebanese, and Syrians, and on and on, across the deserts and mountains and oceans white with foam to Colombia, the gem of a large chunk of the world's mercenary supply who are not in Iraq.
The Forward seems quite pleased with Obama, gives him good marks for courting and impressing the pro-Israel lobby. He is committed to Israel's security after all, and its "special relationship" with the US.
Business friendly. This is of course a profit-critical issue, and hey, that's the way the game is played. Child malnutrition levels in Palestine have now passed those in sub-Saharan Africa. Not a small accomplishment, when you consider it has taken decades to get to goal in Africa, and the Palestine results have been achieved in just a few years.
Obama, an African-American for real. Who best to put a diversity-embracing face not only on genocide in Palestine, but on the depopulation of the continent that birthed us all? There's a young man with a future!
Such a good speaker. So full of life and enthusiasm, and (significant look, nod) a clear voice. Very well spoken. Living proof that in America, if you have enough money and the right connections and the willingness to obey orders, like Lynndie England, you can go to a fancy college and wear expensive suits even if you are unlike Lynndie, black.
Lynndie may not be convention speech material, but she has her fans. They have set up a website for those who wish to contribute to her Cause. While her lawyers work for free, a girl's gotta have new leashes every now and then.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill