The torture president

In the wake of Abu Ghraib, Rush Limbaugh was heard to have oozed the observation that it was just fratboy hijinks. In light of this Doonesbury comic maybe it isn't quite the fatuous turd of an argument most of the vertebrate world took it for....

"Was this past Sunday's 'Doonesbury' -- which had George W. Bush defending the burning of Yale University fraternity initiates with a brand in 1967 -- fact or fiction?" asks Dave Astor.

"Bush's comment in panel seven is a direct quote, which is why I put it in quotation marks," responds Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

Here's the offending strip... larger version [HERE]:


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