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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:51 PM
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"around the table, coarse, vulgar, frat-boy bully remarks . . . " - TPM
(May 06, 2004 -- 08:05 PM EDT // link // print)

An interesting tidbit from this evening's edition of The (must-read) Nelson Report ...



We can contribute a second hand anecdote to newspaper stories on rising concern, last year, from Secretary of State Powell and Deputy Secretary Armitage about Administration attitudes and the risks they might entail: according to eye witnesses to debate at the highest levels of the Administration...the highest levels...whenever Powell or Armitage sought to question prisoner treatment issues, they were forced to endure what our source characterizes as "around the table, coarse, vulgar, frat-boy bully remarks about what these tough guys would do if THEY ever got their hands on prisoners...."

-- let's be clear: our source is not alleging "orders" from the White House. Our source is pointing out that, as we said in the Summary, a fish rots from its head. The atmosphere created by Rumsfeld's controversial decisions was apparently aided and abetted by his colleagues in their callous disregard for the implications of the then-developing situation, and by their ridicule of the only combat veterans at the top of this Administration.

Tough guys ...

-- Josh Marshall



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Redleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:04 PM
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1. I hope to God this develops into something.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:20 PM by Redleg
I want the rift between Powell and Bush to be as broad as the Grand Canyon and made public.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:14 PM
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2. They definitely have that frat-rat attitude
You see it on Wall Street too. Fraternity culture ruins people, IMO. They are callous, vulgar bullies.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:17 PM
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3. Interesting - BTW can someone tell me what is the Nelson Report
and is it online?

Kind of remarks I'd expect from these dumbass bully boys.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:12 AM
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6. Nelson Report...
...is available only by subscription. Which I don't have.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:20 PM
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4. Sounds like the freepers truly are in charge
Is that any different than what the lame freeptards say?
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:30 PM
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5. The difference? Said while wearing cufflinks.
:evilgrin:
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