Monday, September 25, 2006

Some Things are Never Permissable

It's not about whether torture is effective or not. It's not about degrees of what is acceptable and what isn't. It's not even the practical matter of if we do it to theirs then they'll do it to ours. Torture is wrong and America, my America anyway, doesn't do that. For any reason. Because it is immoral and unacceptable.

It's bad enough that the current administration has driven us into the dirt to where I've even had to say the above, but I can't be too surprised given the brain damage of Bush and the evilosity of Darth Cheney and Dumsfeld. The real tragedy is that wanker David Broder is lauding the Three Amigos for pretending to stand up to Bushie before caving in when they fucking well know better. McCain, Warner and Graham get to act like they've done something to get our honor back when in fact they've knuckled under to Chimpy and are in the process of writing him a "Get Out of Jail Free" card for what he's done and what he's going to do. Clearly the administration is scared witless (how's THAT for a redundant statement?) that someone in a future administration is going to actually hold them accountable for throwing away the world's goodwill and our moral standing. I wish I could say that I thought that would actually happen, but I've lost a lot of faith in our people's ability to do the right thing. That might be the saddest thing of all about this.

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