Skip to comments.Today Show Prowls for New Abu Ghraib; Carter Accuses US of "Torture Around the World"
Posted on 11/02/2005 4:51:57 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
by Mark Finkelstein
November 2, 2005 - 07:22.
Ah, Abu Ghraib! Good old days for the MSM, when for months on end they could justify displaying salacious photos, confident that every time they did, Pres. Bush took a hit.
Is there hope for Abu Ghraib redux? The Today Show is clearly doing its best to promote the notion. In its coverage of revelations in the Washington Post that the CIA maintains secret prisons around the world to confine top Al-Qaida members, Today at least twice displayed an Abu Ghraib photo. This despite the absence of any allegations that the US has engaged in any similar activities in those prisons.
An aside: if the locations of these prisons have surely been keep secret, just how secret has their existence been? Haven't we been told from the start that captured Al-Qaida are being kept at various secret locations around the world? What could those locations be other than some form of prison? Did people expect that Khalid Shaik Mohammed was being kept in Paris under an alias at the Ritz?
In a subsequent Matt Lauer interview, Jimmy Carter - on to plump his new book "Our Endangered Values" - was so quick to accuse his his own country and government that even Lauer was taken aback.
Said Carter: "The news this morning about torture around the world by Americans is going to [make a lot of news]."
To his credit, Lauer corrected the record for our Blame-America-First ex-prez:
"Well, the report as I read it this morning does not say that torture is going on but does say that there are some secret prisons being set up around the world."
Today Show/NewsBusters ping.
Report on Jimmy Carter sure to get blood boiling.
Carter is a whiney little c**t isn't he.
Poor old Jimmy; he's trying SO hard to be relevant.
Torture around the world was when carter was president.
LOL - too true!
Jimmy (I escaped the killer rabbit and lived to tell about it, but I couldn't free the Americans that Iran held hostage for 444 days) Carter.
Glad I missed it (even though Today hasn't even started in central time zone yet). lol
When Carter passes away, I bet there wont be any large crowds of people like there were with Ronald Reagan.
He will still be irrelevant.
Someone please clue me in on the whole Killer Rabit incident?
Matt did his best to set up Carter with softball questions leading to the depravity of the US and the Bush administration. One example (paraphrased): Do you think the Republicans have been deliberately dragging their feet on the investigation of the use or misuse of intelligence which led into the war, to protect the administration?
People like Carter and Reid cause Europeans and Americans to lose power and standing around the world, deminishing our chances of living a meaningful life in future. They like to live in glory and comfort, but do everything to undermine the future of others.
Killer rabbit event:
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There will be only two pall bearers...there are only two handles on a garbage can. And AAA Refuse Service will be handling all the transport.
I saw with surprise in the WSJ's review, The World According to J.C. (Jimmy Carter), that this is Carter's 20th book! How did I miss 19 of them? Not that I "miss" them . . . ;-)
That looks like it was a publicity stunt.
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