Friday, August 08, 2008

I told you guys he'd have a dungeon in his compound in Paraguay!

Not only does the White House have its own interrogation room:
Usman is trundled from the SUV, escorted through the West Gate, and onto the manicured grounds. No one speaks as the agents walk him behind the gate’s security station, down a stairwell, along an underground passage, and into a room — cement-walled box with a table, two chairs, a hanging light with a bare bulb, and a mounted video camera. Even after all the astonishing turns of the past hour, Usman can’t quite believe there’s actually an interrogation room beneath the White House, dark and dank and horrific.
But because Georgie has been such an obedient boy for eight years, they'll let him pull the lever one more time:
WASHINGTON — President Bush on Monday approved the execution of an Army soldier who terrorized Fayetteville, N.C., for months in the late 1980s and was eventually convicted of raping and killing four women, and raping and attempting to kill another.

Bush signed off on the death penalty for Ronald A. Gray, who grew up in the Liberty City area of Miami and was stationed at Fort Bragg at the time of the crimes. Eventually, he was convicted in connection with eight rapes and four murders that took place in in the area. Gray, who was 22 and held the rank of specialist at the time of his court martial, has been on death row at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., since 1988.

Bush's action was the first time in more than half a century that a president has approved the execution of a member of the Armed Services.
Oh yes, we know that the command for torture came from the very top.

2 comments:

Joyful Alternative said...

I guess this means he isn't going to be allowed to kill hundreds of thousands of Iranians, and this execution is a consolation prize.

ellroon said...

And he was so looking forward to wearing another codpiece and striding about as the Commander Guy....