Thursday, November 04, 2004


The White House has been quick to label yesterday's results as a strong endorsement of the President, and there's really no other way to see it. The American people have endorsed Bush - and by doing so endorsed Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, disappearances and torture, lies about WMDs, and an imperialistic attitude towards the rest of the world. They saw the photos of the hooded and wired Iraqi standing on his box, and of Lynndie England dragging her helpless and naked victim around on a leash, and they voted for it.

Like the Dred Scott decision, this endorsement is going to be a permanent stain on the US's record, and take a long, long time to live down.