As one could easily predict, Bryan Fischer’s response to the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture was monumentally stupid. Ignoring all the relevant facts — his one true talent — he declares that the Democrats who released it (over the protests of other Democrats who did everything they could to bury it — are “juvenile delinquents.”
“They just got voted out of office,” he said. “This was their last chance to poke a finger in the eye of President Bush. I mean, they’re like juvenile delinquents; they’ve been occupying this house, sitting in this house, they’ve just been evicted from the house, they’re going to have to vacate the house on January 1. They’re going to have to get out of there January 1 and so they’re like juvenile delinquents that decide we’re going to trash this place on the way out the door. We don’t like the fact that we’re going to have to vacate the premises January 1 so we are going to do as much damage on the way out the door as we possibly can.”
And now, a word from reality: This report has been done for years. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been trying to get it released, over the objections of President Obama and the CIA (and the Republicans, of course), who have done everything they could to delay it and bury it. Had it been released two months ago, Fischer would be saying, “See, the Democrats are only releasing it now because they want to hurt Republicans in the election.” His objection is to the release of the report, no matter when it happened, and his tactic is to distract attention from the substance of the report and focus on what he imagines, out of political convenience, their motivation to be.