I’d have a lot more respect for supporters of waterboarding if they would admit its torture. That ain’t happening, as Bob Barr found out at this weekend’s CPAC gathering.Read more "Conservatives boo Barr for resisting euphemism"
WALLACE: So even these cases where they went beyond the specific legal authorization, you’re OK with it? CHENEY: I am. John McCain dissents, which is sure to inflame Republicans who’d rather follow the lead of draft dodgers and the morbidly obese. Besides, what would McCain know about torture? Before responding with Fat Bastard’s talking points, […]Read more "tortured logic"
Granted, Jesse Ventura is a nut, but as a former Navy Seal who’s actually been waterboarded, he knows of what he speaks. Private Elizabeth Hasselbeck, not so much. We’ve seen this movie before, with all-knowing civilians like Limbaugh and Hannity taking on former POW John McCain for his opposition to waterboarding. It seems the more […]Read more "cheerleaders for torture"
The evidence mounts, and only the blindest of partisans (see Olbermann, Keith) accept Pelosi’s tortured rationalizations. If Democrats are to be taken seriously on this issue they should demand Madame Speaker’s resignation.Read more "nancy pelosi was for torture before she was against it"
Even defenders of torture can’t defend Limbaugh’s tortured logic, can they? “[I]f somebody can be water-tortured six times a day, then it isn’t torture.” Would kicking somebody in the groin six times a day constitute torture?Read more "waterboard rush"
Most on the right seem to accept as gospel Dick “We will be greeted as liberators” Cheney’s assertion that America is less safe because we no longer torture. Gen. David Petraeus, who saved the administration’s ass in Iraq, disagrees. I know the Washington Post won’t dissuade many conservatives, but their reporting here is thorough. In […]Read more "who do you trust, conservatives?"