December 9, 2014

It's a bad day to be an American

From "7 Key Points From the C.I.A. Torture Report" in the NYTimes:
1. The C.I.A.’s interrogation techniques were more brutal and employed more extensively than the agency portrayed. The report describes extensive waterboarding as a “series of near drownings” and suggests that more prisoners were subjected to waterboarding than the three prisoners the C.I.A. has acknowledged in the past.
I know there are assh*les out there who are all about the torture. They are upset that this report came out at all and that it seems to indicate that torture doesn't work. They are the same sadists who won't even acknowledge that most of this is torture. They call it a "taste of their own medicine."
But when we reduce our interactions with fellow human beings to the level of 5-year-olds on a playground, we dishonor ourselves more than the victims.

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