Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tortured Democracy, Torturing Democracy

It seems that too many Americans, many of whom should know better, have bought the Bush administration's line that we had to torture some bad guys to prevent further attacks on the United States in the post 9/11 world. So we should be grateful for such efforts like Sherry Jones' Torturing Democracy or Bill Moyers' series on torture, which remind us that just because "we did it" does not make it right and that to maintain otherwise is to surrender the substance of what should make America different from its enemies.

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