Friday, January 07, 2005

Torture and Politics

I urge you to invest a couple minutes to read the extraordinary, on-target post by sterling writer Avedon Carol, Torturers and Cowards, about the ongoing confirmation process for Bush's nominee, Alberto Gonzales, to be US Attorney General and the head of the US Department of Justice. Here's an excerpt....

"...the appalling spectacle of a Congressional hearing in which someone who clearly advocated for torture is seriously being considered for the office of Attorney General of the United States. And Democrats, of course did not show courage and morality in taking a clear stand against this atrocity.

This is unacceptable. It's not mere politics anymore. In fact, if we keep treating things as if they are merely strategic political matters, we automatically lose. This is about whether we, as a nation, are going to torture people; this is real."

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