Republicans can’t have cake and eat it, too

I love the internet, the true time machine. Does anyone remember March 2003?

“We expect [the US prisoners in Iraq] to be treated humanely, just like we are treating the prisoners of theirs that we capture humanely,” said President Bush, after a grim day in which as many as 22 Americans were killed or captured. (New York Daily News, March 24, 2003)

“Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the video [of US prisoners in Iraq] was a violation of the Geneva Convention, and the International Committee of the Red Cross agreed.” (Also in York Daily News, March 24, 2003)

Today, we have graphic images of tortured Iraqi prisoners. So what do the American leaders say now?

“I didn’t think it was necessary for the president to apologize the way he did,” said Senator James Inhofe about President Bush’s apologies for abuses of Iraqi captives at Abu Ghraib prison. “I’m probably not the only one … that is more outraged by the outrage than we are by the treatment [at Abu Ghraib]”. (The Seattle Times, May 14, 2004)

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