I think I now know where Randall got the idea that the torture of Iraqi prisoners by American troops was no more harmful than your average frat initiation hazing. I shouldn’t be surprised that one of the Republican’s biggest blowhard cheerleaders, Rush Limbaugh, has basically said the same thing on his show:
LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we’re going to ruin people’s lives over it and we’re going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I’m talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You of heard of need to blow some steam off?
As a rule I try to avoid listening to folks like Limbaugh because if I did I’d walk around with a permanent pissy attitude as opposed to the only occasionally pissy one I have now. I’m known for having an enormous amount of patience with stupid people, but Rush manages to piss me off in record time within just a few seconds of opening his big mouth. Seems he has the same effect on Solonor as his entry on this topic (where I first read about it) uses the sort of language usually reserved for more uncouth blogs such as this one.
You gotta be a pretty big fucking jerk to get Solonor to talk like that!