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Tuesday, February 15, 2005



Today's New York Times editorial page had a nice summary of torture, prisoner abuse, and extraordinary rendition. Money quote:

What's been going on here is not what supporters of the administration's policies depict: an awful but necessary and skilled inquiry reserved for the worst terrorists, who hold secrets that could cost innocent lives. That's the stuff of 21st-century fiction, where Kiefer Sutherland saves mankind with a well-placed pistol butt. This is about a system that was hastily conceived, ineptly formulated, incompetently administered and now out of control. It lowers the humanity of the people who practice it, and the citizens who condone it.

I'd say "read the whole thing," but that's the part that's spot-on. It's here.

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