Thursday, May 31, 2007

It Needs To Be Said

As many times as it takes for people to understand:
Critics will no doubt say I am accusing the Bush administration of being Hitler. I'm not. There is no comparison between the political system in Germany in 1937 and the U.S. in 2007. What I am reporting is a simple empirical fact: the interrogation methods approved and defended by this president are not new. Many have been used in the past. The very phrase used by the president to describe torture-that-isn't-somehow-torture - "enhanced interrogation techniques" - is a term originally coined by the Nazis. The techniques are indistinguishable. The methods were clearly understood in 1948 as war-crimes. The punishment for them was death.
-Andrew Sullivan
Americans do not torture. It's wrong. It isn't an effective method of interrogation. It's evil. Americans do NOT torture. So what does that make the Bush Administration?

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