11 May 2004
Inhofe weighs in, flabbily
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), at the Senate hearing on the events at and around Abu Ghraib:
I'm probably not the only one up here that is more outraged at the outrage than we are by the treatment. These prisoners, you know they're not there for traffic violations. If they're in cellblock 1-A or 1-B, these prisoners, they're murderers, they're terrorists, they're insurgents. Many of them probably have American blood on their hands and here we're so concerned about the treatment of those individuals.
That's so like you, Jim. Considering there's a good chance they were arrested in error Coalition MI types estimate 70 to 90 percent were we have even less excuse to treat them badly.
A reader, citing the Inhofe quote, writes in:
[C]onsidering what you've said about the issue being overhyped, i certainly hope you won't associate yourself [with] Inhofe's stupidity.
I try not to. I have enough trouble associating myself with my own.
I have no doubt that some horrible things are going to happen as this war continues. That's the nature of war, after all. It's part of Jim Inhofe's job to keep an eye on these things. If he's not interested in doing his job and judging by the querulous quote above, he seems offended by the whole idea he can, and should, be replaced.
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