President Bush simultaneously derides an Amnesty International report condemning conditions at Guantanamo Bay — where people are held without, you know, so much as the pretense of due process — as “absurd”, and then proceeds almost in the same breath to decry the conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, piously declaring that “Here, you’re innocent until proven guilty and it appeared to us, at least people in my administration, that it looked like he had been judged guilty prior to having a fair trial.”
Hee hee ha ha ho ho… sob. We’ve done it. We’ve crossed some kind of event horizon from which not even irony can escape.
If you’ll excuse me, I need to beat my head bloody on the desk.