June 30, 2006

In your face, jerkoff
(See above post)

When Justice Breyer wrote in his separate decision that "nothing prevents the President from returning to Congress to seek the authority he believes necessary," he did not mean that Bush and his compliant Red-State yokels in Congress can collaborate to draft an unconstitutional law.

[F]or now, at least, the White House has found its crucial sound-bite incantation: "Congressional authorization." We will be hearing nothing else from the right-wing punditry until a popular myth is established to the effect that the Republican-controlled Congress need only ram through a bill legitimizing the existing system, to which the President can even append "signing statements" indicating his determination to ignore any language he dislikes.

It's clear that the Bush Administration reads the Constitution of the United States with a contemptuous and very selective eye. It finds within it a plethora of concomitant rights for itself, such as the right to deny trials to so-called "enemy combatants," to torture foreign captives, and to spy on innocent US citizens without a warrant.

All of these activities are expressly forbidden by the Constitution.

Denying trials is forbidden by the Fifth Amendment: "No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Note the key phrase "no person," as opposed to "no citizen."

Torture is forbidden by the Eighth Amendment: "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." The restriction is unconditional.

Warrantless spying is forbidden by the Fourth Amendment: "...no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized."

The Constitution is paramount to all other laws. And [today], the Court said it: the President does not have the power to violate the Constitution. And, we will add, Congress does not have the power to authorize the President to violate the Constitution.

- from the UK Register, which seems to know the US Constitution better than Faux News' fuckheaded fauxpatriot John Gibson.

The Constitution? It's just another Goddamn piece of paper
Because you can't be a patriot unless you blindly, brown-tongueingly support Il Duce-bag.

Fox News' subhuman squeegehole and chronic masturbator John Gibson: With the Supreme Court ruling Bush's military tribunals illegal, "once again the lefties are cheering the terrorists' victories."

Yeah, that's it, you cocksucking lapel-flag-pin-wearing moron. But I guess flagrant demagoguing and ratcheting up the level of hatred and ignorance is the way to go when the facts are working against you.


Boy King stands by illegal tribunals
'Th' Supreme Court is ac'vist judges! They kin kiss muh ass!'

The Bush misadministration has 'dug in its heels and refused to abandon military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay inmates, despite a Supreme Court ruling that its "war on terror" trials were illegal.'

"The 'merican people need to know that the ruling, as I understand it, won't cause killers to be put out on the street," Bush said, implying that if it wasn't for him, those evil terrist-loving Dems and their liberal judge friends would do that very thing, adding, "People got to understand that."

We 'got to', huh? Fucking dumbass.

The Washington Post and the New York Times on Friday 'hailed the decision' as "a victory for law," while the ultraconservative MoonieTimes condemned it as "a dangerous restriction of our great dictator's presidential authority." Whatever.

WH spokes-tool Tony Snow tries to explain why General Casey's troop redeployment plan doesn't constitute 'cutting and running':

Q: What does the President think of General Casey's outline of a plan for troop withdrawal, most of them by the end of 2007?

SNOW: Well, a couple of things about that, and I'm sure we'll get asked a lot about this later, as well. General Casey is assigned the business of making a lot of plans, and this is one of the plans that's under consideration.

Q: Tony, you had Democrats over the weekend - Senator Kerry, Senator Boxer - saying that even the framework of a plan would kind of fly in the face of Republicans' "the Democrats want to cut and run." Do you have any response to that? I mean, the President, himself, has implied it, Rove has said it outright.

SNOW: There's still a pretty significant difference between what Senator Kerry or even Senator Levin had proposed, and what General Casey is talking about, simply because one is driven by Democrats a calendar and the other is driven by repub - uhhh, events on the ground. So there is a significant difference.

Q: But doesn't General Casey -- like, part one of his plan has a significant number of troops, two combat brigades, coming out in September. Doesn't that give the enemy --

SNOW: Well, actually, he has one, and it -- you know, again, this is not, I believe the way, at least it was reported, is you've got two brigades by the end of the year, September being short of the end of the year. Thou shall count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. What was I saying? Oh yeah, Dems suck.

Got it, commie? They're different.

Friday cat blogging
Stuff on my cat -

Jaffa, feeling much better these days, celebrates a bit too much with the catnip, wakes up with the dog's old pineapple woobie on his head.

Fear! Terra! Fear! We're doomed!
Rethugs, facing an increasingly restive public right before the midterm elections, are not giving up on the fear factor, still harping on aged, harmless dust.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra -- one half of Frothy Retardo's dog-and-pony (or is it man-on-dog?) show -- accused US intelligence chief John Negroponte's office on Thursday of "downplaying the significance" of chemical weapons finds in Iraq. You remember, the degraded ones that "predated 1991" and posed no threat whatsoever.

"I am very disappointed by the inaccurate, incomplete, and occasionally misleading comments made," Hoekstra said in the letter, a copy of which was released by his office.

"Because this call was organized by your office, I assume that you authorized and were familiar with its content. I would appreciate an explanation and correction of these inaccurate and misleading assertions," he told the national intelligence director.

Negroponte's office would not comment except to say that Hoekstra was a mindnumbing douchebag and stupider than a bag of nails.

A secret the terrorists already knew
The misadministration and its sheep-like backers' claims are "formulaic, knee-jerk, disingenuous and purely partisan." They also suck wet monkey ass.

Conservatives claim the NY Times 'alerted terrorists' - but they're ignoring the Bush misadministration's own promotion of its "highly classified" bank-tracking efforts -- including:

A September 24, 2001 speech when Bush announced the establishment of a "foreign terrrist asset tracking center at the Department of the Treasury" to "follow the money."

A September 24, 2001 letter to Congress, where Stupie McJerkoff noted his commitment to working with international agencies such as the Financial Action Task Force "to stop the flow of resources to support terrism."

A September 24, 2001 fact sheet detailing the creation of the Treasury Department's Foreign Terrorist Asset Tracking Center, which would "identify the network of terrorist funding" and freeze assets.

A September 26, 2001 statement by the AWOL WarMonkey, who said, "We're fighting them on a financial front. We're choking off their money. We're seizing their assets. We will be relentless as we pursue their sources of financing." 'Heh heh'

A October 10, 2001 statement by Preznit PlayStation that the "nations of NATO are sharing intelligence, coordinating law enforcement and cracking down on the financing of terrist organizations."

A December 2001 report on the steps the administration had taken to combat terrorism, which also noted that the FATF "-- a 29-nation group promoting policies to combat money laundering -- adopted strict new standards to deny terrorist access to the world financial system."

A December 2002 mention of SWIFT by the United Nations' Al Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Group in its report to the U.N. Security Council, recommending "the adoption of similar mechanisms by other countries."

A September 10, 2004, Treasury Department statement that read: "The targeting of terrorist financing continues to play an important role in the war on terror. Freezing assets, terminating cash flows, and following money trails to previously unknown terrorist cells are some of the many weapons used against terrorist networks."

SWIFT even has a website, for crying out loud.

- more at Media Matters.

Meanwhile, while all this bullshit is going on, the US is "losing the fight" against terrorism, say reports.

Bush attack on NYT could have 'chilling influence,' Overseas Press Club warns
"A serious blow to press freedom and to the long-range good of the country."

Defending the New York Times's recent disclosures of secret government programs to monitor Americans' overseas phone calls and financial transactions, the Overseas Press Club of America today told [the Dictator-tot] that his administration's attacks on the Times could have a "chilling influence" on editors around the country.
OPC President Richard Stolley wrote Preznit Poopypants, using pictures and everything, that his Vice President singled out the Times "in particular," even though both the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times had also broken the story.
Stolley said it is "by no means an open case" that the secret programs were legal, and added that "it is hard to believe that the terrorists did not suspect that their activities were being monitored." President Bush and other top officials, he noted, have repeatedly warned that they were tracking terrorists' financial transactions.

House passes resolution confirming their own douchebaggery
With all other problems solved, House repukes condemn liberal press commies, ejaculate to the witticisms of the conservacrap, America-loving Whore Street Jizm. God, I am so sick of this bullshit.

The House on Thursday approved a Republican-crafted resolution condemning news organizations for revealing a covert government program to track terrorist financing, saying the disclosure had "placed the lives of Americans in danger."
And by "news organizations" we mean "The New York Times."
The resolution passed 227-183 on a largely party-line vote.

"This is a clear, bald-faced attempt to strangle criticism of this administration," said Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell.

Democrats also argued that Republicans have not been interested in investigating leaks that advanced the Bush administration's agenda, such as the disclosure of a CIA official Valerie Plame's identity after her husband criticized the administration's use of intelligence before the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Repugs: Blah blah blah - terra! Terra! Terra!

June 29, 2006

Keith Olbermann plays clip after clip of the Boy King saying that we are using international financial networks to track terrists.

The Bush bounce
FOX News poll conducted from June 27 to June 28: "Bush approval holding." At 41%. In a Fox Nooze poll.

Another finding shows that a 60 percent majority thinks that by publishing information about the terrorist funding program, the NY Times did more to help terrorist groups than the public, and that the Wall Street Journal publishes pictures of our Great Leader surrounded by magical unicorns and a host of cherubic angels playing "Hail To The Chief" through their golden buttcheeks.

People are so fucking stupid I could BARF.

Makin' progress
Breaking news: With the insurgency in its last throes, a suicide car bomber has struck a funeral in Kirkuk, killing 17 people and wounding 50. Ironically, the funeral was for the 63 people killed in Tuesday's suicide car bombing.

AZ repuke Senator Haywood Jablowme wants NY Times reporters banned from the White House, Capitol because of their liberal slant, use of really big words.

Freedom of the press undermining The War Against Terra.
Oh really.

That being the case, I'd guess the bad guys might have suspected that we were secretly attempting to monitor their financial transactions when, in 2003, the Treasury Department very publicly announced that it was creating an "Executive Office for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes."

The terrorists also might have gotten a hint that we were looking for suspicious bank records through appearances before Congress by people like a Treasury Department undersecretary who said in public testimony in 2004, "There is little need to underscore the importance of our campaign against terrorist financing..."

Or from testimony before a congressional committee by a Defense official who said of the terrorists, "We are convinced that 'following the money' (in all forms) is a key element to mapping the network..."

All of this is easily accessible via the Internet. That last official also said, "Terrorists use a wide, imaginative, and a quickly evolving series of tactics, techniques and procedures to transfer money through their networks, from high-tech means such as sophisticated bank transactions to low-tech/no-tech means such as couriers."

Sen. Hayworth.

What's shriveled, cheesy, and as useless as three tits on a boar?
"Airport security found a bottle of Viagra in Rush Limbaugh's luggage, so they held him up for three hours. Let's all say the punch line together, shall we? So they held him up for three hours, and then the Viagra held him up for another three hours." - Conan O'Brien

"Well, it's Tuesday, or as Rush Limbaugh calls it, 'hump day.'"

"Airport officials said they first got suspicious when they noticed Rush couldn't keep his tray table down."

"Here's an interesting fact. Did you know this? Even when Rush Limbaugh is on Viagra, he still 'leans to the right.'" - Leno, in between Clinton's cock jokes.

What! A timetable! Cut and run! Surrender! Then the terrists win! Oh. Wait...

Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks - including those on American troops - if the United States agrees to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq in two years, insurgent and government officials told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, safe in Washington, Defense Secretary Donald "am I still here?" Rumsfeld said that the Decider's "view has been and remains that a timetable is not something that is useful." So that's it then. Phthththth.

Rules against president regarding war trials

In a surprise move, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Dictator-tot overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

The ruling, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies, was written by Justice John Paul Stevens, who said the proposed trials were illegal under US law and [the "quaint"] Geneva conventions. The 5-3 ruling means officials will either have to come up with new procedures to prosecute at least 10 so-called enemy combatants awaiting trial, or release them from US military custody.
Damn activist judges!

CNN - the most trusted name in GOP news
From over-hyping the "terra scare" by the retarded, hapless idiots known as the Miami seven, to repeating the (false) premise of "divided" Democrats "cutting and running," to crowing over Bush's "bounce" in the polls (all of what, one point), CNN has become the official mouthpiece - and butthole - for Bush, Rove, and republicans.

Varmint cong
Did Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-COrnhole) burn an American flag for his book cover? Sure looks like it.

What he said
White House NYT bashers are hypocrites in The War Against Terra.

Bush administration officials have been lining up to condemn the New York Times for revealing a program to track financial transactions as part of the war on terrorism. But if the Times’ revelation about a program to monitor international exchanges is so damaging, why has the administration been chattering about efforts to monitor domestic transactions for nearly five years?
- Shane Harris.

Oh, and btw, you can't spell "treason" without "Valerie Plame Wilson, shitheads."

Bush confused about leaks, tooth fairy prices, how bubbles get into bubblegum

"After watching George Bush and Dick Cheney weep and wail over the 'damage' done by the New York Times for reporting that financial data is being dumped into the CIA as part of an effort to find terrorist networks, I kept waiting for Darryl Hannah to pop up and say, 'Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night.' Does George have Alzheimer's Disease? Has he forgotten that he used to love the New York Times? The only thing funnier is that most of the mainstream media is reporting the antics of these clowns as straight up news.

"I guess Bush and Cheney decided that leaks to the New York Times were no longer kosher when their go to girl, Judith Miller, got canned."
Whoa! LOL. From an editorial by terrorism and security expert Larry C. Johnson.

Weapons of mass deception
Catapulting the propaganda -

Former Bush spokesman/2000 Florida recount operative and John Murtha swiftboater Taylor Gross is urging newspapers to run "pro-war" stories by rethug front group Vets for Freedom. Though

"it might be more accurate to call it a Republican-financed, pro-war group geared toward helping the Republicans keep control of Congress and the Senate this November," says John Stauber of the Center for Media and Democracy.

"What I think is extremely disturbing is that no other national news media has picked this up. There's been no legs to the Buffalo News story, no wire services have picked it up. And yet, the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, the New York Times, have all run op-eds from these guys, without any reporting on who they actually are."
Gee - go figure.

Pic by Kevin Temple.

You're a merica-hating poopyhead!
And you're just like your yellow, pussy-assed president!

When repuke Sen. George Allen attacked his Democratic challenger's opposition to the flag-burning amendment, James Webb retaliated, calling Allen's news release "weak-kneed attacks by cowards."

"People who live in glass dude ranches should not question the patriotism of real soldiers who fought and bled for this country on a real battlefield," Webb's spokesman said. "While Jim Webb and others of George Allen's generation were fighting for our freedoms and for our symbols of freedom in Vietnam, George Allen was playing cowboy at a dude ranch in Nevada."

June 28, 2006

Priority issues
"Are you fiddling while Rome is burning?" - CNN anchor and Enterprise transporter chief Miles O'Brien.

Senator/douchebag Bill 'talking points' Frist blames CNN for low Republican poll numbers:

"Well, you know, it's part of my job and your job and your whole coming into this was, again, saying [from] Harry Reid that we are spending all of our time on marriage - which is important. That we're spending all of the time on flag without mentioning what we've done of the floor for six weeks. Iraq, the war on terror, making you safer... where's your coverage of that? What you do is concentrate on things that are spun to you from the other side of the aisle and that's why that message doesn't get out."
Raw Story has the video.

"What? The war? You mean the war against gay Mexican flagburners? I'm watching the video right now."

Why does the WH hate America?
Real swift, guys -

Is it a leak if it wasn't a secret in the first place?

There's just one little problem here. The transaction-monitoring program described by the NY Times and other media outlets wasn't much of a secret anyway. As the Boston Globe reports today, "public records - government documents posted on the Internet, congressional testimony, guidelines for bank examiners, and even an executive order President Bush signed in September 2001 - describe how US authorities have openly sought new tools to track terrorist financing since 2001."

For those special moments
"Because I'm not a big enough prick already...!"

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us
Pic from the General (click to -- ummm -- enlarge).

Nuking the messenger

The White House should focus on who leaked information on its secret international banking surveillance program rather than on the newspapers that reported it, NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said yesterday.

"What I'm surprised about is the lack of focus or attention" on those leaking the information, Kelly said. "It seems to be a whole new cavalier attitude out there, in terms of people who are required to keep secrets, who give secrets out apparently with impunity."

He called for a probe into the identities of the sources.

Reports were printed by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, but Washington's harshest criticism was aimed at The NY Times.

"It's a monstrous charge for the White House to suggest that the press is essentially aiding and abetting the enemy. But where's the evidence?" - Dan Froomkin.

Sorry for the light posting. Yeah, I'm sick again. This time it may be food poisoning. We were at a birthday party this weekend and after I had just polished off a huuuuge plate of lasagna, the cook goes oh no! I hope the ricotta was all right! Our refrigerator hasn't been working!

I've been yakking ever since.

June 27, 2006

Viagra threatens Limbaugh plea deal
Will limp 'privacy' excuse stand up in court?

"I am not a hardened criminal," blowhard states firmly.

Rush Limbaugh could see a deal with prosecutors in a long-running prescription fraud case collapse after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his bag at Palm Beach International Airport. The prescription was not in his name.

Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at the airport after returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Customs officials found the Viagra in his luggage but his name was not on the prescription, ["for privacy purposes"] said Paul Miller, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Miller said the alleged violation could be a second-degree misdemeanor. The sheriff's office was investigating and will soon turn the case over to the state attorney's office, which had no immediate comment Tuesday.

Under the deal reached last month with prosecutors, Limbaugh was not to be arrested for any infraction for 18 months in exchange for authorities deferring a charge of "doctor shopping."

It's hard being Rush Limbaugh. Though apparently not hard enough.

Sounds like more than just a drug problem this time
:: snicker ::

Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription. Limbaugh was released without being charged.


June 26, 2006

Flooding of Biblical proportions
The world waits to hear what Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell will say as God smites the unbelieve ummmmmm, his followers in Washington DC.

Even Jebus's favorite preznit was not spared, as 'a large elm tree fell on the White House's front lawn overnight, blocking one of the roads.'

Mother#ucking yeah...
Ian McShane says the "rigged elections, backroom deals" and "treachery" on his hit show "Deadwood" remind him of the Bush misadministration.

"It does smack of a certain similarity that has been occurring in certain quarters in the last few years. It reminds me that from the days of the gold rush until now, government has existed for three reasons: one, to separate rich people from poor people; second, for the government to take as much of the remaining money from the poor people; third, to protect the rich people from themselves."

And we're tied at zero...
"HBO's Bryant Gumbel, on Real Sports, says he likes watching the World Cup even though 'in soccer they score about as often as Ann Coulter makes sense.'"

Markos warned us about this guy
Oh crap! He's on to us!

Me, minus my tinfoil hat and secret decoder-ring.

Update: more at the Mahablog.


Some haiku, via the General.

Feel the Joementum...

Connecticut party officials were particularly incensed when President Bush kissed Lieberman on the cheek following his 2005 State of the Union address. In meetings with state Dems, Lieberman tried to assuage their concerns, but also kept reminding party officials he had a 70% approval rating. Even so, the attacks on the kiss became so vocal that an exasperated Lieberman told one group of Democrats "I didn't kiss him back," a response that didn't exactly hearten them.

The incident has become so radioactive that Lieberman now denies Bush actually kissed him, telling TIME last week "I don't think he kissed me, he leaned over and gave me a hug and said 'thank you for being a patriotic American.'"
Eschaton has the hot man-on-chimp video.


DICK CHENEY: The worst possible thing we could do is what the Democrats are suggesting, and no matter how you carve it, you can call it anything you want, but basically, it is packing it in, going home, persuading and convincing and validating the theory that the Americans don't have the stomach for this fight.

WOLF BLITZER: All right. You want to respond to the vice president, Senator Biden?

No, I don't want to respond to him. He's at 20 percent in the polls. No one listens to him. He has no credibility. It's ridiculous.

Why do they hate America?
CNN news alert: Preznit Poopypants and the GOP are sharply criticizing a newspaper's disclosure of a secret anti-terrorism program that taps into an international database of confidential financial records...

And by 'paper' the Boy King and his patriotic, frothing minions mean the libral commie terrist-loving NY Times.

wHoreward KURTZ: Joining me now in Washington boudoir, David Frum, a former Bush speech writer who writes for "National Review" online. And here in New York, Frank Rich, columnist for "The New York Times."

Frank Rich, as you know, a lot of people out there wondering why the "Times" keeps publishing these stories about secret government programs. And just an hour ago Peter King, Republican congressman from New York, had this to say on "FOX News Sunday".


REP. PETER KING (R-Rabidasshole): No one elected "The New York Times" to do anything. And "The New York Times" is putting its own arrogant elitist left-wing agenda before the interests of the American people. And I'm calling on the attorney general to begin a criminal investigation and prosecution of "The New York Times".


FRANK RICH: Well, why doesn't he also aim it at "The Wall Street Journal" and the "Los Angeles Times", which also published this story and try to shut down the entire press? Two points. First of all, we're talking about three newspapers, not one newspaper. One of those newspapers, "The Wall Street Journal", has a very conservative editorial page that supports...

FRUM: So what?

RICH: So why didn't the president -- why didn't the president ask them to shut it down?

FRUM: I worked with that editorial page. We couldn't have lunch with people on the news side.

RICH: We know from Howie's report that the White House did not ask them to step down from the story the way they asked the other two papers. They thought it was fine if it's in the "Wall Street Journal".

FRUM: I think it's pretty clear you guys got it first. And the other papers would have deferred to your leadership. I mean, the "Times" does...

RICH: You really think that our competitors would have deferred to what we did?

FRUM: I think what you have here is you have government officials, both active and retired Democrats, going to papers saying, "This is a huge secret. Please do not publish this in the national interest." Then there's a kind of moral dilemma.

But the grammar of the story, as I see it reported, suggests that information came to the "Times" first. If they had gone to the other two papers and said, we went to the "Times" and they agreed that this would be putting the nation's safety and security at risk, that would have been...

RICH: As far as I know that -- as far as I know, everything you just said is fictional. I've seen nowhere that the "Times" necessarily had it first. I got the feeling that news organizations were going neck and neck. What's your source for that? What's your source for it?

FRUM: I got -- I got -- that's not what I said. I said when I read the grammar in the story...

RICH: What do you mean, read the grammar? Is it code, holding it up to the light with lemon juice? Time to go to journalism school, guys.


Fox alone gets ‘fair and balanced’ access to Guantanamo
Think Progress reports:

After the suicide deaths of three detainees, the Pentagon shut down access entirely to Gitmo. Journalists covering the suicides had their clearances revoked and were immediately flown back to the United States, and regular visits between detainees and their lawyers were cancelled. Human rights groups protested:
This press crackdown is the administration’s latest betrayal of fundamental American values. The Bush Administration is afraid of American reporters, afraid of American attorneys and afraid of American laws.
Afraid of American journalists, that is, as long as they’re not from Fox. This morning, Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano described how the Defense Department had personally invited him on a trip to Guantanamo on Wednesday:
NAPOLITANO: I was doing my radio show with Brian Kilmeade the other day and I get an email from the Defense Department saying, “We have an extra seat on a flight down to Guantanamo, would you like to come?” So, of course, I cleared it all — I cleared it here with our superiors. …

HOST: What’d you see?

NAPOLITANO: Well, we saw everything. … We saw all six camps. … We had FBI interviews, I actually sat down and examined the evidence they’re going to use at trial with prosecutors. It was very detailed.

HOST: That was some kind of access.

NAPOLITANO: It was. It was great.
Napolitano offered his fair and balanced review of conditions at the prison: among other glowing reviews, he claimed it is “now gentle, almost child-like the way they treat the detainees.”

Didn't they say that about Theresienstadt?

It's great! It's almost like being in Candyland! I even asked if I could stay!