I wish Deadeye Dick a room filled with ottomans

From The Raw Story (April 15, 2009):

Richard Armitage, who was second in command at the State Department during former President George W. Bush’s first term, believes waterboarding is torture and says he would have resigned had he known the CIA was torturing suspects.

…snip…

The statement makes him one of the highest ranking former Bush administration officials to label the former president’s policy torture.


Original DVD cover.

Last month, a leaked report written by the International Committee of the Red Cross stated that the Bush Administration’s harsh interrogation techniques “constituted torture.” The report strongly implies that CIA interrogators violated international law.

Armitage, who left the Bush administration with his boss Colin Powell after the 2004 presidential election, says that although he and other officials knew that Bush administration officials were departing from the Geneva Conventions, he did not have any knowledge of torture.

…snip…

Left unmentioned was that Armitage’s resignation came a year after the Abu Ghraib scandal broke out in December of 2003.

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In January, the United Nations’ special torture rapporteur called on the U.S. to pursue former president George W. Bush and defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld for torture and bad treatment of Guantanamo prisoners. “Judicially speaking, the United States has a clear obligation” to bring proceedings against Bush and Rumsfeld, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak said.

But Armitage believes otherwise, telling Al Jazeera that like President Barack Obama he wants to look forward.

(Video at The Raw Story link above)

Uh-oh! Looks like Richie is singin’, and the Chimpy/Deadeye Dick cheerleaders don’t like the song!

(CNN) [April 19,2009]— Mary Matalin, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, sharply criticized former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage Sunday for his comments about the CIA’s Bush-era interrogation techniques.

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In response, Matalin told CNN’s John King on State of The Union: “If Richard Armitage, as the number two guy in the State Department, didn’t know [about the interrogation techniques], not only is he devoid of courage, he is completely incompetent.”

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Armitage’s comments came after the Obama administration released once-secret CIA memos revealing authorized interrogation tactics such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation and slapping.

“We know he has no courage,” Matalin said in response. “This is the man who leaked Valerie Plame’s name, knew he leaked it, let the president spin and the administration spin in the wind for two years. Many of his colleagues spent hundreds of thousands, millions of dollars, a valued colleague of his, his life is ruined, Scooter Libby, and he was the one who did it and let nobody know the whole time.”

Armitage admitted he was the main source for the leak that identified Valerie Plame as a CIA intelligence officer. He said then he wanted to make his role public, but held back at the request of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who was investigating the case then.

Armitage also told the New York Times he made an “inadvertent mistake,” adding that he was following President George W. Bush’s instructions to cooperate with Fitzgerald’s investigation.

(Video at CNN link above)

Isn’t it fun watching them all turn on each other?


Original DVD cover

For you kids too young to understand the reference to ottomans in the title, watch this short video (the top left is the original and the one to which i was referring).

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17 responses to “I wish Deadeye Dick a room filled with ottomans

  1. Dusty

    I got the ottoman reference. ;)

    You have MM in there..boot-licking bitch that she is.

    • the irony being that, when mary the shrew licks boots, the acid from her tongue eats away the leather.

    • Broken

      I didn’t understand the ottoman reference, could someone explain it?

      • hello broken,
        welcome to the raisin! :D

        the original opening for the dick van dyke show started with dick walking in the front door and tripping over an ottoman. later on, it was changed, and he stopped before he tripped and walked around the ottoman instead. if you click on the link in the diary, you can see it on youtube.

        • Broken

          Thank you for the welcome! I’m such a moron, I was reading about the ottoman empire on wiki trying to get it. lol
          I love this place, feel right at home. I was a consumer cow getting his daily dose of “news” from CNN MSNBC etc. Then I get a laptop and BANG. What a far cry from the mass media’s B.S. Its great to get on the internet and actually read between the lines.
          Thanks again!

          • you are always welcome here, broken! :D

            you’re not a moron. i knew some people would be too young to remember the opening of the dick van dyke show.

            you certainly do get a new perspective on the world once you are no longer chained to television news.

            make yourself at home, and jump into the conversation whenever the mood moves you! :wink:

  2. jeb

    When Deadeye first started coming out and mumbling about how he’s right and Obama is wrong, I wished he’d go on another hunting trip. I’ve since changed my mind though. Let him and his evil minions continue the Defend Deadeye tour. There’s a reason lawyers tell you to use your Miranda rights if your being investigated and hopefully the more these morons talk, they’ll provide more material for indictment.

    • not only that, but the more deadeye dick talks, the more people are reminded of what things were like under chimpy, and the more they become the face of the rethug party.

  3. one hopes he trips over the ottoman and has #6.

  4. Jenn/jlms qkw

    let darth blather on! teh stoopid comments he makes!

    thanks bunches nonnie!

    • i agreee, jenn! let him keep flapping his gums. he looks desperate and ridiculous, especially with sean insanity’s giant bobblehead nodding up and down in agreement.

  5. Ah, but I liked the Dick Van Dyke show!

    • i loved the dick van dyke show (i was going to call it the dvd show, but then realized that might cause confusion). i wish they would rerun it on nick at night or tv land.

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  7. Armitage, Cheney…both a couple of Dicks to me.

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