Let's all get offended now
Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he was offended by Amnesty International's condemnation of the United States for what it called "serious human rights violations" at Guantanamo Bay.
"For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of human rights, I frankly just don't take them seriously," he said in an interview that was to air Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."
You know what, Dickie? I'm fucking BEYOND offended that you're offended at this, since the fact that there is torture going on is pretty irrefutable. So fuck you for being offended and fuck you for being a part of this problem in the first place.
The rest of the world, especially the Middle East, isn't going to start welcoming us with open arms like you want them to as long as we're beating detainees senseless and flushing sacred religious texts down the toilets and having 100 detainees in Afghanistan and Iraq die under our care in questionable circumstances.
So while you're all uppity and offended at Amnesty calling you out, which they did rightfully so, the rest of the world is just hating us more and more because of the very shit that Amnesty says you're doing (and that there's plenty of PROOF that you're doing).
So take your offensiveness elsewhere (I can suggest a few places to put it) and start actually treating Iraqis and Afghanis like human beings. Then maybe our soldiers wouldn't get shot at so much, then maybe the Iraqi people wouldn't hate the American forces so much, then maybe people around the world would respect us rather than seeing us as backstabbers and liars and heathens.
I believe you're one of those Christians who likes to run political campaigns on "Christian Family Values" (whatever the fuck that means), but here's a big Christian tradition that's held pretty dear: treat others the way you want to be treated. It's that "Golden Rule" thing. I don't know about you, Dick, but I don't want to be sodomized, beaten, electrocuted, humiliated, photographed, etc. etc. etc. Those are just the things we actually have pictures of, and you really think that's an isolated incident? Give me a fucking break, and get your head out of that hole it's been in if you think that or if you really want us to believe that.
Amnesty International is not your enemy. Tortured Iraqis and Afghanis (many of whom are innocent of any crime, they were just picked up in the paranoia) are not your enemy. YOU and your government's policy and your government's treatment of detainees are the enemy. Until you have an attitude change and a revelation about reality, you will continue to be your own enemy, and you will continue to do damage to America's reputation abroad, and you will continue to be responsible for the brutal torture and mistreatment and even murder of detainees.
Get a fucking clue already.
By the way, isn't it convenient that your administration was all lovey-dovey with Amnesty International when it needed an excuse to go to war, and when you needed to drum up support for said war? Back then, AI could do no wrong, but hey, once they do their jobs and start calling out torturers where torturers lie, regardless of whether it's in the Middle East or here in the good ol' U.S. of A., then suddenly, they're not a credible organization. Boo fucking hoo.
Said by the administration that's been caught in lie after lie after lie after lie after lie. And unlike Clinton's lies, these lies have caused massive death and destruction and the loss of soldiers' lives.
So yeah, Cheney, you're a REALLY credible source. I'm going to put all my eggs in your torturous, lying, manipulative, deceitful, assinine basket now...
Edited to add: If you're as offended and pissed off as I am at Dick Cheney and the Bush Administration as a whole, then drum up some support for Amnesty International and sign their petition. God knows they're taking a beating from the So-Called-Liberal-Media, so donate some cash while you're at it, if you can.