“They seem like more like pranks, hazing pranks from some fraternity than some well-thought-out policy of how do you torture someone and get information from them. [...] I will have to tell you, when most people hear the word “torture”, which has been bandied around here, I don’t believe that they think of it as holding a growling dog near somebody but not the growling dog- you know it’s one thing to have the growling dog eating someone’s leg or arm versus- which is absolute torture. It’s another thing to have a growling dog around, or putting panties on someone’s head, or discussing- telling him he had repressed homosexual tendencies in his presence. I’m sorry, these are acts of humiliation.”
Yes, believe it or not, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Nuttiness) actually said that. Thank goodness Think Progress didn’t let him get away with this doozy. Apparently, he forgot what the Geneva Convention defines as “torture”, and what most of us Americans would consider basic humane treatment to be.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, get a load of this! At a Congressional hearing featuring two members of the Iraqi Parliament, Rohrabacher asked point blank if they thought our invasion and occupation of Iraq was the right thing to do. And to his astonishment, both members explained to him that the prolonged US presence in Iraq isn’t helping and the invasion of Iraq probably shouldn’t have happened.
So will Dana finally listen to the experts and bring our brave soldiers home so we can focus on the real threats to our national security? I doubt it. After all, he still doesn’t know what the legal definition of “torture” is!
People, we need to put “Crazy Dana” out of his misery. I hear he likes surfing. Maybe we can all raise some money to give him a new surfboard after we elect Debbie Cook to replace him in Congress? I think that would be a nice gesture to Dana. And more importantly, that would ensure that Future Rep. Debbie Cook (D-Awesome) can quickly get to work on bringing our brave troops home, getting them the support they deserve, and restoring the honor and dignity of this nation by stopping the torture.