Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"A Rose By Any Other Name..."

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If a rose by any other name still smells as sweet,
With the Senate's CIA reporting now complete,
Techniques of Enhanced Interrogation has the same
Stink as torture... Never mind its legal sounding name.

CIA's attempts to shield their countrymen from harm
Went a whole lot further than a simple twisted arm.
EITs, where Everyone Is Targeted for it,
Stinks of desperation (which can smell a lot like shit.)

I know agents only sought to serve the greater good
When they questioned prisoners in handcuffs and a hood.
They forgot, when torturing the people we oppose,
You can't roll in shit and come up smelling like a rose.


  1. The Senate's real torture expert is, of course, McCain
    Who's had some harsh experience with planned, deliberate pain.
    Alone among Republicans, he realized what this meant,
    And spoke out, saying, this was a crime, whose authors must repent.

    It didn't keep us safer, and those torture-happy fools
    Gave ISIS and al-Qâ'idah some new recruiting tools.
    A hundred years will not blot out our country's sad new shame
    Or cleanse the filth these criminals have smeared across its name.

    1. Sorry that someone as nice as you appear to be
      Caught the dreaded Seussilitis rhyming bug from me.
      I'm afraid there is no cure; but don't abandon hope...
      I find a good Cabernet can help you learn to cope.