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[Sep. 30th, 2004|03:58 pm]
Darth Paradox
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The US Congress is attempting to legalize torture. The House of Representatives is voting on this soon - if you're the sort to contact your congressman, there's probably not a better time to do it.

[User Picture]From: carn_carby
2004-09-30 01:23 pm (UTC)
The story about Maher Arar was horrific. Electric cables?! Syria? We don't even like Syria, do we? This is so dirty..outsourcing torture and keeping it secret from the American people. Damnit. I wish I could do something about this. Who would vote for this? Do you think that the congressmen haven't read into the bill enough so they don't know about it? What about those commmittees that go over the bill line by line? I don't understand.... >_
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[User Picture]From: touleontos
2004-09-30 02:01 pm (UTC)
Bad Republicans. No torture.

On a slightly more amusing, but no less depressing note, looking through the archives of that blog yielded this, which really makes perfect sense.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2004-09-30 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been spreading the news about their studies for a while. They also did a study - not sure if it was part of this study or another, but they studied three misconceptions about the Iraq war (I think they were beliefs that Iraq had direct involvement with the 9/11 attacks, that WMDs had actually been found in Iraq, and I forget the third but it was something about al Qaeda), and found that the number of these things that a person was wrong about correlated basically linearly with the person's likelihood of supporting Bush - from around 20% support from the people who actually had their facts straight, to around 85% support from the people who were wrong about all three. It'd be pretty amusing if it weren't so fucking scary, and it's really just more evidence that the Bush administration does in fact gain much from their continued misleading and misdirection of the American people.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-10-01 12:13 am (UTC)
Sometimes there ain't nothin' wrong with a little torture. Actually, it can be quite useful.
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