“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, October 14, 2013

Human torture in Guantanamo - Courtesy of the US Government


  1. This is truly disgusting and don’t think for one-second the US government wouldn’t do it to any one of us.

  2. Honest to bejesus.

    And you buy all that?

    Well, whatever, I recall an earlier Deuce who once said "What's a little water up the nose?" in reference to getting some life saving info out of those people. Somewhere along the line a great reversal occurred.....


  3. Obama renewed his vow to close Gitmo today. China vowed a new era of austerity, just as soon as they finish building an $11 million giant brass fish.

  4. I never bought into this or anything like it. You believe that because some egomaniac goes from a school board to Congress, where he is bought and paid for by his political donors, that he is either wise or right? How about political appointees? Do you think a uniform gives some superior moral standing?

    I was once assigned to a military outfit that did not exist and spent 2 1/2 months waiting in a foreign country for the military to correct their mistake. What other mistakes has the military made? Iraq maybe? The US government lies about almost everything.

  5. I don't think there is torture going on at Gitmo now. Under Bush they sent them to Egypt to get the treatment. Under Obama I don't think anything is happening in that regard. But then of course I have no way of knowing for certain.


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      Under Bush they sent them to Egypt to get the treatment.

      As if this makes a difference.

      The Italians didn't think so. You have 23 CIA agents convicted in absentia for rendition operations.

      None of them will be visiting the Colosseum any time soon.