Thursday, September 28, 2006  

By any other name...

Bush would do well to do a little reading. In a way, torture is like that famous quote on pornography, it's hard to define, but I know it when I see it.

Slate has got a nifty little primer on Torture, including an interactive section (Taxonomy on Torture). As the definition of what the US, or for that matter, George W. Bush, considers torture, gets ever more convoluted, you might want to take a look at this and decide how you feel about various techniques- all of which the US has used in he tlast five years on self-identified Al Qaeda operatives and innocent people alike. And here's the really tricky part: think about who it is ok to knock around a bit, and just exactly how do you know who is innocent and who is not? If, after reading this primer, you feel clearly and strongly about torture, contact your representative and make your view known.

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