Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Violatin' Godwin

Now, this picture over to the right is a clear violation of Godwin's Law, and of course, it would be utterly inappropriate for anyone to use this kind of image if one were the sort of blogger given to throwing red flags over the Teahadist's use of similar images with respect to President Obama. It's symptomatic of the kind of mindset that the right characterizes as "Bush Derangement Syndrome."

It becomes very hard, however, to refrain from comparisons (which are, as noted by the Bard, "odorous") when reading a story like this:

Reporting from Washington — A prominent human rights group accused the CIA of conducting illegal human experiments and unethical medical research during interrogations of high-profile terrorism suspects under the George W. Bush administration.

Physicians for Human Rights charged Monday that CIA doctors and other medical personnel collected data to study and calibrate the use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, severe pain and other "enhanced" interrogation techniques, but did so under the guise of trying to protect the detainees' health.

It's very hard not to make the comparison. So I won't in so many words.

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