Eden Hill Journal

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Insane

Imagine the White House icon of interracial civil liberty touring the nations of the former Nazi empire convincing them of the need to tolerate the disappearance (rendition) and torture (interrogation) of suspects in the war on terror. What an irony! Just how insane can it get? President George W. Bush, whose grandfather and great-grandfather strongly supported the Nazi cause, now advocates this.
Before her departure Dr. Rice gave a talk at Andrews Air Force Base outlining the US position. "Torture is a term that is defined by law. We rely on our law to govern our operations. The United States does not permit, tolerate, or condone torture under any circumstances." In other words, we decide for ourselves what we will call torture and what we won't. The rest of the world be damned. And now not only do we define torture ourselves but we operate around the world by our own definitions. You don't like it? Go to Hell. Orwellian, isn't it?
The nightmare is back. The terrorists have won.

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