Ashcroft Torture

This is highly amusing. It’s a quicktime video from “The Daily Show.” It’s fun to watch politicians squirm… but distressing to know that they get away with it.

“Necessary” Security

Again from the radio today, was the phrase “necessary” security, and how now, with 9-11 so “far” in our past, we regard “necessary” security measures as an extreme inconvenience. The question is, what exactly IS necessary security?

Incontrovertible vs Overwhemling

I was listening to a recording of the vice president talking about the “overwhelming” evidence of links between Saddam Hussein and Al-queda. I was reminded of the Cuban missile crisis and the phrase “incontrovertible” evidence of soviet missiles in Cuba.