The Thursday Thirteen is going to be delayed a little bit, gosh darn it if life does not decide to throw off blogging now and again. What is with that? So check back later this afternoon.
W had one of his always enterntaining press conferences yesterday. Luckily I only had to catch the highlights later in the day, I must have been distracted by a Judge Judy rerun when it was being held live. Richard Wolffe of Newsweek asked the President an interesting question yesterday, what his definition of the word torture was.
W in his usual duck and spin tactics saying Torture is whatever the Congress defines it as and its something that the United States does not do. It would have been good if he said something like 'something unpleasant' or 'a form of punishment we detest'. But no, lets make sure the leader of the free world continues to look like a boob.
So, as a special help to the President, here is the definition of torture, as defined by Dictionary.com, who takes the information from the Random House Dictionary of 2006. I found this on the internets there Mr President.
1. the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
2. a method of inflicting such pain.