erik: June 2008 Archives
"Yes, we've invented this amazing technology for you to have the opportunity to re-live your ancestor's experiences - busting up fruit stands."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Wednesday dismissed the idea that taunting terrorism suspects with women's panties is a form of torture.
In a debate about detainee treatment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the California Republican cited panties eight times, arguing that making suspected terrorists wear women's underwear on their heads isn't demeaning and degrading enough to be called torture. story
The best part of this story is not the Congressman pointing out the asinine idea that panties on the head are torture - it's the part where he 'cited panties eight times,' - as if he were tweaking the other Representatives in the hearing. They must cringe every time they hear the word panty. How scandalous!
Best follow-up quote: "I mean, OK, describing his mother and sister as whores, that's certainly not a nice thing to do."