Do not become your enemy

Andrew Sullivan (of all people) puts some harsh criticisms to the Bush administration’s handling of the torturing of prisoners and Bush’s threat to veto (the first veto of his presidency, mind you) a bill that would limit the ability of the U.S. Armed Forces in the tactics they use to interrogate prisoners. To date there have 36 acknowledged prisoners who have died from torture.

This didn’t happen in World War II because we had a President in World War II with morality…To become like them is to lose the war. I don’t want to win the war on these terms. I don’t want to become them.


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  1. Posted by john h. rubel on October 20, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    It is happening to us as it has and does to others. They see themselves as defenders. We claim to be defending ourselves, and “liberty” in general. They have little tradition of individual rights as these have developed among us. We are losing many of ours in the name of wartime necessity, but in a war without clear opponents and with no end in sight. They commit atrocities. We have literally legalized torture for the first time in American history.

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