Friday, October 26, 2007

torture expert Rudy Giuliani

QUOTE #1. Former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem
Begin describes being tortured by sleep deprivation at
the hands of the KGB:

"In the head of the interrogated prisoner, a haze
begins to form. His spirit is wearied to death, his
legs are unsteady, and he has one sole desire: to
sleep ... Anyone who has experienced this desire knows
that not even hunger and thirst are comparable with
it. I came across prisoners who signed what they were
ordered to sign, only to get what the interrogator
promised them. He did not promise them their liberty;
he did not promise them food to sate themselves. He
promised them -- if they signed -- uninterrupted
sleep! And, having signed, there was nothing in the
world that could move them to risk again such nights
and such days."


QUOTE #2. Rudy Giuliani campaigning in Iowa yesterday:

"And I see, when the Democrats are talking about
torture, they're not just talking about even this
definition of waterboarding, which again, if you look
at the liberal media and you look at the way they
describe it, you could say it was torture and you
shouldn't do it. But they talk about sleep
deprivation. I mean, on that theory, I'm getting
tortured running for president of the United States.
That's plain silly. That's silly."


QUOTE #3. From the State Department's 2006 country
report on Iran:

In recent years authorities have severely abused and
tortured prisoners in a series of "unofficial" secret
prisons and detention centers outside the national
prison system. Common methods included prolonged
solitary confinement with sensory deprivation ... long
confinement in contorted positions ... threats of
execution if individuals refused to confess ... SLEEP


Iran tortures. America doesn't.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Giuliani on waterboarding

Here's what Giuliani has to say about waterboarding,
in reponse to a question about Attorney General-choice Mukasey's
refusal to say that the tactic amounts to torture:

“Well, I’m not sure it is either. It depends on how
it’s done. It depends on the circumstances. It depends
on who does it. I think the way it’s been defined in
the media, it shouldn’t be done. The way in which they
have described it, particularly in the liberal media.
So I would say, if that’s the description of it, then
I can agree, that it shouldn’t be done. But I have to
see what the real description of it is.”

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ann Coulter: Bill Clinton is a homosexual

DEUTSCH: Before we’re off the air, you were talking
about Bill Clinton. Is there anything you want to say
about Clinton? No?


DEUTSCH: OK. All right. Did you find him attractive?
Was that what it was?


DEUTSCH: You don’t find him attractive?

Ms. COULTER: No. OK, fine, I’ll say it on air.

DEUTSCH: Most women find him attractive.


DEUTSCH: OK, say it on air.

Ms. COULTER: I think that sort of rampant promiscuity
does show some level of latent homosexuality.

DEUTSCH: OK, I think you need to say that again. That
Bill Clinton, you think on some level, has — is a
latent homosexual, is that what you’re saying?

Ms. COULTER: Yeah. I mean, not sort of just completely
anonymous — I don’t know if you read the Starr report,
the rest of us were glued to it, I have many passages
memorized. No, there was more plot and dialogue in a
porno movie.

[The conversation swings a bit before Deutsch moves it
back to Big Gay Bill.]

DEUTSCH: I’m not paying any attention. I’m still stuck
on Bill Clinton. Don’t — now, isn’t that an example of
mean-spirted? Isn’t that just a mean-spirited low
blow? No pun intended.
Ms. COULTER: No. Which part of what I said?

DEUTSCH: I think this…

Ms. COULTER: Well, you can read high crimes and
misdemeanors if he wants some low blows.

DEUTSCH: OK. No, no. Here’s a — here’s a president of
the United States…

Ms. COULTER: There’s merely a comment.

DEUTSCH: …a former president of the United States, and
just saying, `You know what? I think he has latent
homosexual tendencies.’

Ms. COULTER: No. I think anyone with that level of
promiscuity where, you know, you — I mean, he didn’t
know Monica’s name until their sixth sexual encounter.
There is something that is — that is of the bathhouse
about that.

DEUTSCH: But what is the homosexual — that’s — you
could say somebody who maybe doesn’t celebrate women
the way he should or just is that he’s a hound dog?

Ms. COULTER: No. It’s just random, is this obsession
with his…

DEUTSCH: But where’s the — but where’s the homosexual
part of that? I’m — once again, I’m speechless here.

Ms. COULTER: It’s reminiscent of a bathhouse. It’s
just this obsession with your own — with your own

DEUTSCH: But why is that homosexual? You could say

Ms. COULTER: Right.

DEUTSCH: You could say nymphomaniac.

Ms. COULTER: Well, there is something narcissistic
about homosexuality. Right? Because you’re in love
with someone who looks like you. I’m not breaking new
territory here... why are you looking at me like that?