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I could believe that the United States would be reduced to torture; we have tarnished our history with more and with less, over the last two centuries, and it would be naive to presume it had ended, say, with the internment of Japanese Americans, or with the officially sanctioned witch hunts of the paranoid and rigorously manipulative McCarthy era. But I would have found it harder to imagine, even eight years ago, that human torture would be considered the more noble choice than refraining from it, or that those that opposed it would be met with such mockery, or such flag-waving revulsion


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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 11:26:34 AM EST
It really is amazing.  Even more amazing that people like McCain, one of the few who know firsthand how disgusting it is, would shamefully nod and go along with it.  (How Bush got him to switch on that, I'll never know.)  I don't know how the public would vote if the election were decided on torture, which is itself horrifying.  But, really, I'd rather lose opposing it.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 11:42:52 AM EST
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I don't get it: I thought in the primary debates McCain was anti-torture to the point that the Zombie Bitch wanted to vote for Hillary instead.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 05:05:42 PM EST
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He was, until the bill was in Congress and Massa Dubya opposed it.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 05:34:16 PM EST
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