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Old 04-28-2009, 01:05 AM
graz graz is offline
 
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Default Re: Torture and the Overton Window

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Originally Posted by bjkeefe View Post
I would also say that until the previous administration came along, it was the case for an American pundit that espousing a pro-torture point of view was unthinkable.
But leave it to a newly minted top notch pundit to push the idea that we really need to have that debate:
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... A large swath of the political class wants to avoid the torture debate. The Obama administration backed into it last week, and obviously wants to back right out again.

But the argument isnt going away. It will be with us as long as the threat of terrorism endures. And where the Bush administrations interrogation programs are concerned, weve heard too much to just look forward, as the president would have us do. We need to hear more: What was done and who approved it, and what intelligence we really gleaned from it. Not so that we can prosecute unless the Democratic Party has taken leave of its senses but so that we can learn, and pass judgment, and struggle toward consensus.
I'm not sayin' torture works... I'm just sayin'

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