Laugh or cry?

The Onion’s piece (Senate Wins Fight To Lower Allowable Amperage Levels On Detainees’ Testicles) is altogether too close to the reality of a world where the Senate has allowed noted humanitarian G. W. Bush to define the term torture, and to suspend habeas corpus for anyone he fancies. (BBC, though I’m paraphrasing a little).

Oh, and one of the members supporting the Bill was Sen. John McCain, one of the main speakers at the Tory party conference this year. And it seemed like such a good idea when they invited him.

Update: Robert Philpot makes a similar point on the Guardian’s Comment is Free site.