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Friday, May 20, 2005

Tighty-Whitey Alert

Posted by on May 20 at 11:12 AM

I love a man in a pair of tighty-whities… but I prefer that man to be under 40, in reasonable shape, and not a mass-murderer and a tyrant.

The headline on Drudge this morning reads “PAPER SPLASHES SADDAM IN UNDERWEAR!” (Mmm… splashing men in their underwear…) There’s a shot of the cover of The Sun, a UK tabloid, showing Saddam in his TWs holding up a pair of pants. On the radio this AM I heard a Bush admin official “express concern” that the shots might violate Saddam’s rights under the Geneva Conventions — apparently there’s a rule against taking snapshots of tyrants in their underpants.

I think the Afghan prisoners the NYT reports on today — they were murdered by US forces — would be happy to swap places with Saddam.

The Bushies’ selective use of the Geneva Conventions is baffling. No comment on murder and torture in prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, no punishment of the top dogs who ordered it, but photos of Saddam? Someone will have to pay — probably some poor grunt who will, like Miss Lynndie England et al, be dragged through a show trial and tossed in the slammer.