11 June 2006

YearlyKos Conference

The L.A. Times (perhaps my favorite major news rag) had a good article on the YearlyKos conference put together by Gina Cooper and other Daily Kos readers. The convention was attended by some top Democrats, including Boxer and Dean. Visiting the Daily Kos website, I came across this humorous example of Orwellian language:

Only in the twisted, illogical hell of Gitmo can suicides in prison cells be deemed acts of warfare:

(CNN) -- Three prisoners at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have hanged themselves in what the U.S. military is calling an act of "asymmetric warfare." [...]
"This was clearly a planned event, not a spontaneous event," said Rear Adm. Harry Harris, commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo.

He described the men, whose names were not released, as committed jihadists captured on the battlefield. "I believe this was not an act of desperation, rather an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us," Harris said.

I hope such tactics don't spread. The enemies of the U.S. Empire might start all killing themselves leaving the current mis-administration without enough bogeymen to demonize.


Pisces Iscariot said...

Assymetrical? I'm trying to get my head around the concept here???
Does it mean one side is not the same as the other? Or is it something more obscure; like the implication that these are suicide bombers without bombs?
No.... I'm still confused.

CyberKitten said...

I also heard one State Department person saying that it was a "PR Stunt"... Go figure!

Sanshinseon said...

Really, sheeesh! Right on, Karlo.