Monday, May 23, 2005

Ramblin', scramblin, cowboy

Thank God I didn't see the entire thing. If I had, my TV would have been at risk. Again. Hamid Karzai, Afghan President, deserves a standing ovation for sharing the stage with our own Imposter-in-Chief, whose rhetoric this morning was a cross between Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig, stuttering and all.

I keep coming back to the "insanity" of it all but that's because it's just too damn blatant to ignore. When addressing the second to the last question posed by a female reporter asking both W and Mr. Karzai to respond to "What assurances has the president given you to make sure that the recent "incident" with a newspaper and prisoner abuse doesn't happen again?," El Busho performed that well worn gesture of leaning over the podium, all cuddly and cozy-like, turned red, eyes taking on a lizard-like squint and spoke in that giggly, cocky voice that's intended to made the questioner feel like a jack-ass. Don't ask me what he said because I was totally taken into the experience of it and by the time it was over, I was once again, screaming at the TV, definitely certifiable behavior.

Pittsburg Tribune Review
Karzai wants justice for abuse victims

By United Press International
Monday, May 23, 2005

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, in Washington for talks with President Bush, is demanding justice for two alleged tortured and two slain Afghans.

"This is simply not acceptable," Karzai said Sunday on CNN's Late Edition. "We are angry about this. We want justice. We want the people responsible for this sort of brutal behavior punished and tried and made public."

Seven U.S. servicemen have already been charged in the two Afghan deaths at the Bagram Air Base in 2002. However, a report leaked Friday alleged two prisoners were tortured while in U.S. custody.

"At the same time, I must say that while we condemn this, we show Afghans, we show the rest of the world that the behavior of two soldiers or interrogators must not reflect on the United States or on the U.S. people," Karzai said. "There are bad people everywhere."

Karzai added that Osama bin Laden was not in Afghanistan. "If he were, we would catch him," he said.

© Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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