Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Hypocrisy watch #8

More wholesomeness from the "family values" party.


NEW YORK (Reuters) - A steamy novel by Lewis "Scooter" Libby has become a hot item now that Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff is under indictment.
An inscribed copy of "The Apprentice: A Novel," which Libby wrote in 1996 when he was a relative unknown outside Washington, was on sale on online bookseller Amazon.com on Monday for $2,400. Unsigned hardcover copies were going for $700.

Now out of print, the novel tells the story of an innkeeper apprentice in a bizarre coming-of-age story set in Japan in 1903. It is littered with edgy sexual material and strong language.


President Bush declares "We do not torture" at the same time he is urging Congress to pass a bill that allows torture.

President Bush had this to say while on his failed tour of Latin America today.

From Reuters:

"We do not torture" quipped Bush, adding that any interrogation activity that US agents did was within the law.
The Republican controlled congress is trying to change US law so that it expressly forbids torture. The White house opposes the changing of the law, and Bush has now stated unequivocally that "We do not torture".