Saturday, January 08, 2005

Ode to Torture, by Alberto Gonzalez

Geneva is an antique thing,
and cannot have a bearing
on the President's desire
to set Iraqi prisoners on fire

Aflame, I find the prisoner
quite burns to tell us of his crimes

Torture?! I abhor the word!
But let me note that terroristes
by nature absolve us of minor departures
From comportmente Humaniste!

If confirmed I swear to stop ---
When organ-failure's imminent.

perhaps applied in a limited way
to criminals domestically
as well as agents provacateur, and liberals more generally
we'll find that certain cajoling treatments
produce a well-mannered and conservative
Christian society