Another GOP outrage, this time Dana Rohrabacher discussing our behavior in Gitmo:
ROHRABACHER: They seem like more like pranks, hazing pranks from some fraternity than some well-thought-out policy of how do you torture someone and get information from them. […]
I will have to tell you, when most people hear the word “torture,” which has been bandied around here, I don’t believe that they think of it as holding a growling dog near somebody but not the growling dog — you know, it’s one thing to have the growling dog eating someone’s leg or arm versus — which is absolute torture. It’s another thing to have a growling dog around, or putting panties on someone’s head, or discussing — telling him he had repressed homosexual tendencies in his presence. I mean, I’m sorry, these are acts of humiliation.
First, can we get Sen. McMavericky “Torture Is Wrong” Straight talk Express on the record on this?
Second, the Republican platform and brand has already been repeatedly described as toxic the last few months, and it appears that just isn’t good enough for some of these wingnuts. Apparently they want to really push the limit, and I suspect that torture and violations of the Geneva Convention will not be enough to prove how tough we are, and by November these jackasses will be running on a platform of child rape and puppy murder.