By Manila Ryce
October 9th, 2007, 5:21 am
Like loud rock music to a sleep deprived prisoner at Guantanamo, the torture debate has once again delivered a rude awakening to those Americans naïve enough to believe that our country has any moral high ground over our supposed evil enemies. The Bush administration has been playing its own version of “it depends on what your definition of ‘Is’ is” for several years – only their game of semantics is about torturing defenseless prisoners and not a blowjob. Apparently, the commander-in-chief also has the power to change the definition of our words to fit his own misunderstandings of them.
Stewart plays a quick game of “Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading, or O-Tay”, and talks with John Oliver afterwards about why this secret Justice Department memo endorsing torture is a triumph for our nation. Oliver reminds us of how awesome a place our country is that we can actually talk openly about the people we torture without being arrested and well, tortured I guess. The fact that we can bitch openly about the human rights abuses our country commits makes us the greatest country in the world, and if you use your right to freedom of speech to disagree with that statement then you’re obviously a traitor who ought to be tortured (if we did that sort of thing).
watch via The Daily Show