Friday, January 20, 2006

An extraordinary rendition

US military speak has risen to new heights of absurdity: 'extraordinary rendition' - kidnapping a prisoner and secretly flying them to another country where they are tortured. Many media outlets refer to the practice as 'outsourcing torture'.

What I can't understand is how they came up with that name? Was Condaleeza Rice-a-Riso watching a Checkhov play one night and happened to overhear someone say, 'Oh, that was an extraordinary rendition of Uncle Vanya'. So she got to thinking, 'Wow, that's a great term for abducting prisoners and torturing them overseas - I'll run it by Dubbya in the morning'... WTF???

Better get off the subject before I come under friendly fire...

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