Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Romney torture memo

Incredible, isn't it? I grew up on World War II books and movies, in which, of course, we were always the good guys. The Nazis tortured prisoners, not us. We were better than that. (And indeed, for the most part, we were.)

So it just blows my mind that Republicans support torturing prisoners of war. Honestly, how cowardly do you have to be to accept torture as government policy? Don't you think the Gestapo also thought it had good reasons for torturing people?

And yes, America has considered waterboarding to be torture for more than a hundred years. So let's not pussyfoot around with euphemisms like "enhanced interrogation techniques." Torture is torture.

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