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Satire Project: Stephen Colbert on Terrorism and Guantanamo Bay

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Christian Lawlor

on 7 April 2011

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Transcript of Satire Project: Stephen Colbert on Terrorism and Guantanamo Bay

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/228066/may-18-2009/the-word---tough-cell Stepehn Colbert: Satire of Guantanamo Bay Colbert wants to show the American public about a major flaw in our government system- the fact that the government can do whatever it wants even if the basis for doing so isn't just or valid. Waterboarding is a form of torture that consists of immobilizing the subject on his back with the head inclined downwards; water is then poured over the face into breathing passages, causing the captive to experience the sensations of drowning "Promising to return America to the 'moral high ground' in the war on terrorism, President Obama issued three executive orders Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, including one requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year." - CNN Was This effective?

Yes- Colbert used his reputation as a comedian and political critic to humorously expose the governments faults with regards to Guantanamo Bay. People usually remember things that make them laugh so they will remeber this incident and forever be critical of the governments choices. This new public pressure urges the government to change it's ways.
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