Thursday, December 15, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern | On Torture: A Defining Moment

Blair once described 911 Iraq as the defining moment of the new century.
I think this is a better candidate.
If Bushco can resist the disgust of the world, the American people and its own legislature in claiming the right to torture its opponents, then we are all done for.
If McCain wins then we are on the road back to civilisation.
It is as simple as that.

t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern | On Torture: A Defining Moment: " No effort has been made to disguise what is behind the opposition to McCain. Even Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a lawyer who has been a moderate on this issue, has conceded that the 'problem' is to find a way to protect interrogators who go too far. To this non-lawyer at least, it does not seem possible to square this circle. I am still trying to accustom myself to the fact that, alongside the we-do-not-torture rhetoric, our country has for the first time in its history openly embraced the use of torture."

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