Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Esquiring minds want to know

Esquire asks, "Is John Yoo a Monster?"

I don't think there's any doubt that the answer, basically, is yes. All of the hedging he does in this article about having sanctioned torture only in a limited way, and only if "experts" at the CIA did the torturing, and only for Al Qaeda suspects... well all that hedging only disgusts me more.

The very fact that there has been a debate about the legitimacy of torture -- to say nothing of the fact that the pro-torture squad has won the debate -- is the most appalling thing to befall this country in my lifetime.

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