Friday, November 11, 2005

United States of Torture

Molly Ivins just posted an article about the revelation that the CIA has torture prisons overseas. Read it here.

One of the key pieces of the article -- and a jab at President "Machismo":

I have known George W. Bush since we were both in high school -- we have dozens of mutual friends. I have written two books about him and so have interviewed many dozens more who know him well in one way or another. Spare me the tough talk. He didn't play football -- he was a cheerleader. "He is really competitive," said one friend. "You wouldn't believe how tough he is on a tennis court!" Just cut the macho crap -- I don't want to hear it.