Monday, March 19, 2007

Phrase of the Day

Get CIA on your A**

A play on "get medieval" it refers to torturing someone using modern methods as opposed to medieval. For example, Water Boarding and Thumb Screws are used instead of Blacksmith Tools and the Iron Maiden. The emphasis of "Getting CIA on your Ass" is less putative and more focused on attempts at information extraction. Death is considered an unfortunate error as opposed to the ultimate goal.

The CIA reference is derived from the "alternative interrogation methods" authorized by the Bush Administration for use in the Guantanamo Bay Naval base and other locations. The typical use of the term to date has been in reference to documented US Torture techniques used in the "War on Terror."


"If this suspect doesn't start telling us what we want to know, I say we get CIA on his ass!"

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