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November 7, 2005

Torture, an Art of Secrecy

First off, if you're going to lie be consistent about it. The Bush Administration likes to say that "we don't torture", and then tries to block any legislation that limits and outlaws torture under the US.
Seriously though, what is the big deal about limiting torture? What ever happened to the good ol' days when you never openly tortured people so no one could point at you about it, but everyone knew it probably happened. The truth is, if the US wants to get information out of someone they will do whatever is necessary, which includes torture. The point is that you do it discretely and professionally so that is doesn't become a public debacle.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning torture. I think it is a grave issue that should be dealt with, and that no one should have the legal authority to do it. But the fact of the matter is that it's going to happen if higher-ups think it needs to happen whether or not there are laws in place. So why is Camp Bush putting the spotlight on themselves by openly rejecting anything that limits torture by the US government?

My advice would be to let this one go and completely get behind anything that goes against something that is a violation of everything that the majority of America stands for. Torture is wrong Dubya, no if's, and's, or but's, so bite the bullet and sing along, 'cause we all know that in the end if you want to torture you'll probably do it.

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