Just a few items that caught my attention this week.
Quote of the Week
From the National Post
“There is no punishment at Guantanamo … and this is not a prison,” said a second officer. “A prison is about punishment and rehabilitation; we do neither one here. We are about removing you from the battlefield and then keeping you from the battlefield in the [most] safe and humane way we possibly can.”
FYI, those locked up are not “prisoners,” but “detainees.” There are no “interrogations,” rather detainees are given “reservations.” Documents are “redacted,” not “censored.”
From Mitt Romney’s concession speech.
“Today we are a nation at war. And Barack and Hillary have made their intentions clear regarding Iraq and the war on terror: They would retreat, declare defeat.
“And the consequence of that would be devastating. It would mean attacks on America, launched from safe havens that would make Afghanistan under the Taliban look like child’s play. About this, I have no doubt.
“I want you to know, I’ve given this a lot of thought — I’d forestall the launch of a national campaign and, frankly, I’d make it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win.
“Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”
Bye-bye, Mitt. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out, now.
Corporation of the Week
Earlier this week, British Petroleum (BP) announced an annual profit of $17.3 billion. As a result of the “very poor” annual performance results, BP also announced 5,000 job cuts.
Frankly, I’m with BP on this one. $17.3 billion just doesn’t go that far anymore. Those 5,000 mid-level workers had it coming. Maybe they’ll try harder in their next job to ensure their new employer doesn’t have to endure painful ridicule at the hands of irate shareholders.