Sunday, July 24, 2005

Johnny Carson, Al Gore, and Abu Ghraib

There’s word on the web that unreleased Abu Ghraib photos are so stomach-churning--some speculation is that they show the rape of young children--that their publication would cause political upheaval in the US and abroad.

So what is shown on the 87 photographs and four videos from Abu Ghraib prison that the Pentagon, in an eleventh hour move, blocked from release this weekend? One clue: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Congress last year, after viewing a large cache of unreleased images: "I mean, I looked at them last night, and they're hard to believe.” They show acts "that can only be described as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhumane," he added.—Huffington Post July 24, 2005

I always check Drudge for scoops and stories of interest, despite his right-wing inclination. What’s Drudge say about the Abu Ghraib photos?

ACLU Blames Gov't for Abu Ghraib Delay...

How about his #1 story this Sunday evening:

FLASH: Al Gore now says he received occasional joke tutoring from Johnny Carson: 'He let me call him up and bounce jokes off him and he would give me advice on the presentation of gags' ... Developing...

Now it may be true that one man’s outlook is not another’s. But isn’t it safe to speculate that the Bush White House sees the world through the same tinted glasses as Drudge? And doesn’t that mean that enough is enough? I look forward to the impeachment hearings for all the facts to come out.

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