Thursday, June 3, 2004

Ladies and gentlemen: Mr. Trent Lott!

Lott Defends Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners
By Helen Dewar, Washington Post, Thursday, June 3, 2004

Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) proved he has not lost his knack for inflammatory rhetoric when he defended "really rough" treatment of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers, including the use of dogs against a prisoner "unless the dog ate him."


"Hey, nothing wrong with holding a dog up there, unless the dog ate him, scared him with a dog," Lott said. When WAPT news anchorman Brad McMullan noted that a prisoner died at Abu Ghraib, apparently after a beating, Lott responded, "This is not Sunday school; this is interrogation; this is rough stuff."

Some of the prisoners "should not have been prisoners in the first place, probably should have been killed," he added.
Wow. What more could I possibly add to this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Lott was taken out of context. What he meant to say was "Fuck em".