The torture agenda

George W. Bush praises John Howard for supporting the torture, invasion, occupation and extraordinary rendition agenda. Oh, and this:

I can’t thank you enough, John, for your strong support for the liberty agenda and the deep desire for the world to be a peaceful place. I really enjoy working with you for the common good.

The sight of these two men together planting trees (for peace, growth, stopping greenhouse gases?) reminds one of a little, Sydney columnist who wants desperately to grab hold of a bayonet and kill all Muslim “terrorists” (and highlight the danger of “leftists.”) Or, of course, just run a Sydney-based, conservative, privately funded think-tank. Tough work, indeed.

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