rendition and rape

June 29, 2008


The United States
ought to be about
dialogue and diplomacy
solutions and life –

not attack and torture,
rendition and rape.

artist:Gwyneth Leech

6 Responses to “rendition and rape”

  1. qazse Says:

    This is a repost from Jan 07. I love this piece of art. I was searching images for an appropriate pictue to accompany the poem when I was stunned by it. I consider myself very lucky to have found it and privileged to have permission to exhibit it.

  2. Ghazala Khan Says:

    Interview Request

    Hello Dear and Respected,
    I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

    We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don’t mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at my email address “ghazala.khi at”, so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.


    Ghazala Khan
    The Pakistani Spectator

  3. cc Says:

    In an Utopian world, rape wouldn’t even be in our vocabulary. Unfortunately, many countries rape other countries for their resources.

  4. qazse Says:

    Ghazala, thank you but I already did an interview.

    cc, yes – so many words we say ought to fade into oblivion.

  5. Moving words qazse. I admire cats like you who can distill a 5,000 word political diatribe into a short poem. Did you hear the Supreme Court denied damage awards to rendition torture victims? And the U.S. government wonders why the World hates them. Go figure, right?

  6. qazse Says:

    johnnypeepers, thanks for the complement.

    RE the SuperConstitutional Court – it would be very dangerous to award damages, the government might then be forced to stop breaking the law. We wouldn’t want that now, would we johnny me boy.

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