It’s like rock bottom, only deeper

You really can’t add anything to this [of course, that won’t stop us from trying:]

Administration officials are preparing long-range plans for indefinitely imprisoning suspected terrorists whom they do not want to set free or turn over to courts in the United States or other countries, according to intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials.

One proposal under review is the transfer of large numbers of Afghan, Saudi and Yemeni detainees from the military’s Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center into new U.S.-built prisons in their home countries. The prisons would be operated by those countries, but the State Department, where this idea originated, would ask them to abide by recognized human rights standards and would monitor compliance, the senior administration official said.

As Ray Krok used to say (PDF link🙂

We are particular about our franchisees because they are the people who make McDonald’s successful ? restaurant by restaurant and city by city.

[Scooby McClellan]President Bush is particular about our franchise prisons and torture center because they are the people that make the Us of A successful — dog bite by dog bite, terror fightin’ friend by terror fightin’ friend.[/Scooby McClellan]

The CIA had floated a proposal to build an isolated prison with the intent of keeping it secret, one intelligence official said. That was dismissed immediately as impractical.

We like this indefinite detention in a secret prison thing — it’s just so impractical! Maybe they can bring in this architect to help with their plans:

This is a 12-story block combining classical neo-Georgian features with the efficiency of modern techniques. The tenants arrive here and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort, past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed.

Meanwhile, Senator Carl Levin shows that in a contest of Who has more balls, Ann Coulter or Senator Levin, he would be the loser:

“There must be some modicum, some semblance of due process … if you’re going to detain people, whether it’s for life or whether it’s for years,” Levin said, also on Fox.

Nice work Senator — nothing says USA like a sprinkle of due process, with a nice serving of renditioning.

Happy new year, everybody!


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Yes yes, the State Dept. would “monitor compliance” (wink wink, nudge nudge).

But who would get the lucrative contracts to supply dog collars and electrodes? Certainly not any French companies!


The Bush Administration really fucked up — but as always, there’s money to be made from a Bush screw up. They had so many other options: kill combatants on the battlefield; “terminate” agents and sympathizers elsewhere (not unprecedented in US history); catch, interrogate, and release; catch, interrogate, and prosecute. Instead, they created a Caribbean creche, had the Justice Department issue a bunch of self-serving, pretzel-logic memos,* and pretty much intend to walk away from the mess at the end of Bush’s second term — but not before some crony gets a contract to build a bunch of prisons. Brilliant!

*Including the notion that a lifetime supply of toiletries while illegally imprisoned constitutes “due process.”


Nothing says “liberty” like lifetime imprisonment for suspected criminals who cannot be tried due to lack of evidence.


Every time a Democrat appears on TV they just end up making themselves and the Democratic party look weak. Why don’t they just fucking stay home or grow some balls and fight back. Hell, even I’m starting to hate the spineless pussies.


“Information. We want information.”
“Whose side are you on?”
“That would be telling. We want information.”
“You won’t get it!”
“By hook or by crook, we will.”
“Who are you?”
“The new Number Two.”
“Who is Number One?”
“You are Number Six.”
“I am not a number! I am a free man!”


I agree Mike! The CIA is really missing out on creating a Mod/psychedelic surreal prison island!


As Ray Krok used to say

That’s Kroc to you, dude.


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