Torture memo remix

Jonathan Mann writes a song a day. Today’s song uses text liberated from the recently released Bush torture memos. Specifically, he uses language detailing the 183 instances in which waterboarding was used against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. You can find the lyrics here.

While we’re on the subject of torture, it’s probably also worth mentioning that the folks at the Center for American Progress Action Fund have just launched an initiative to see Judge Jay Bybee – the Bush administration official who signed the first of four infamous memos authorizing torture – impeached from his appointed position as federal judge. If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that this is a pretty good place to start in the quest to hold people accountable for their actions. We can debate the effectiveness of torture all day, but I believe it’s safe to assume that we can agree that we don’t need federal judges who have proven incapable themselves of following the rule of law.

[Thanks to Eric L for the tip on the song.]

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2 Comments

  1. Steven
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Did you happen to see this quote from Paul Krugman?


    Let’s say this slowly: the Bush administration wanted to use 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So it tortured people to make them confess to the nonexistent link.

    There’s a word for this: it’s evil.

  2. Alicia
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    and again here, thanks for the link. It’s somehow more creepy set to music.

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