Bush chooses torture and actively defends its use (with lies, illogic and obfuscation as befits a fascist of low intelligence) and thanks the torturers-
President Bush: “The fact that we have not been attacked over the past six-and-a-half years is not a matter of chance. It is the result of good policies and the determined efforts of individuals carrying them out. We owe these individuals our thanks, and we owe them the authorities they need to do their jobs effectively. We have no higher responsibility than stopping terrorist attacks. And this is no time for Congress to abandon practices that have a proven track record of keeping America safe.”
The UK government chooses to steal the money meant to save lives to fund warfare-
Money set aside to clear landmines and remove arms from conflict zones is t be raided to pay a private defence contractor to keep Tornado jets flying i Iraq, according to a confidential memo seen by the Guardian. The Ministry o Defence plans to pay BAE Systems from the multimillion-pound Conflict Preventio Fund – which covers projects such as destroying weapons in Bosnia and landmine in Mozambique – to subsidise the £5m-£10m cost of servicing each of the six planes.
The memo acknowledges there will be anger about the decision, which will attract “adverse comment from the unions”. It adds: “Defensive news briefs are being developed to counter adverse media comment.” (ht2 Chicken Yoghurt)
And corporate media chooses to portray a Presidential candidate who has enabled torture to pretend he is against it-
But another Senator McCain was on display this week, one who seemed to differ from the former prisoner of war who has made his signature issue out of opposing torture tactics by American interrogators. McCain voted against the bill to ban tactics such as waterboarding, saying he felt agencies like the CIA needed flexibility in terror investigations. Why has this received so little media attention?
None of these decisions were taken in desperation, no mitigating facts cushion these acts of evil. These are wealthy powerful people & institutions choosing to do terrible things. And to help you choose to help them, sit back, relax, be entertained.