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And This Surprises Us How? 0

As I have remarked on several occasions, torture is their pornography.

And they shame the United States of America, its people, and the ideals of the founders.

If there ever was an “un-American activity,” this was it.

Bush administration officials from Vice President Cheney on down signed off on using harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality, the Associated Press has learned.

The officials also took care to insulate President Bush from a series of meetings at which CIA interrogation methods, including waterboarding, were discussed and ultimately approved.

I can’t say I’ve ever been a big fan of Senator Edward Kennedy, but it is hard to disagree with his comments:

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D., Mass.) lambasted what he called in a statement “yet another astonishing disclosure about the Bush administration and its use of torture.”

“Who would have thought that in the United States of America in the 21st century, the top officials of the executive branch would routinely gather in the White House to approve torture?” he said.



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