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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Torture! Torture?

I think this is carrying the torture meme a bit too far.

From the Telegraph:

Fahim Ansari is accused of helping to plan the attacks in which 173 people were killed in November.

His lawyer, Ejaz Naqvi, has filed legal papers with Mumbai magistrate's court, claiming the "white woman" removed all his clothes and showed him pornographic films.

In the papers, he claims that three foreigners, including the woman, sexually abused him, causing him "severe itching and wounds" on his body, including his genitals.

Mr Ansari, a devout Muslim, claims this amounts to torture because it is against his religion....
Read it here.

Face it guys. After Abu Ghraib you got a lot of mileage out of the torture meme, claiming to have been tortured every time one of you wound up in U.S. custody. Here in America lefty pundits, lawyers, and pols got a boost out of it too. But, now I think it's time to retire the torture bit. It has clearly jumped the shark.

Listen carefully..., that sound you hear is people laughing at you.