What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 25, 2007

This Evening on Olbermann

Keith Olbermann has 50 new heroes tonight.

So do I.

In a short spot on tonight show (transcript available tomorrow) he talked about the 50 visiting Presidential Scholars visiting the White House today.

The AP has the story:
President Bush was presented with a letter Monday signed by 50 high school seniors in the Presidential Scholars program urging a halt to "violations of the human rights" of terror suspects held by the United States.
Here's a portion of the handwritten letter:
We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants
According to the AP, the letter letter also said the students "believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions." And after he read it, dubya reportedly "let the student know that the United States does not torture and that we value human rights."

By a delicious coincidence, today is Eric Blair's birthday. And who's Eric Blair, you may ask? Eric Blair wrote a few famous books in the middle of the previous century. And so in his honor and in the honor of our great fearless leader I'll give you a few hints as to who Eric Blair was. He wrote:
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
Who wants to bet that each of those scholars knows what Eric Blair's pen name was? Who wants to bet that dubya never bothered?

1 comment:

Sherry said...

i saw that last night. i was impressed with them and ashamed of us, the voters.