It's just that simple.
Tinfoil Hat Boy points to Kristof behind the Pravda $elect barrier.
"Do I really have the right to complain about torture or extra-legal detentions in China when we Americans do the same in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba?
"The moment we did feel a threat, after 9/11, we held people without trial, and beatings were widespread enough that more than 110 of our prisoners died in custody in places like Abu Ghraib, Bagram and Guantánamo."
There’s nothing partisan in what Kristof wrote. He is a connoisseur of the obvious,but it needs being said over and over again: the current administration has authorized, condoned, and promoted torture. Torture is now officially sanctioned policy of the United States. Heckuva job Bushie, Cheney, Gonzales, and your enablers in the government (Dems included) and the media.
Thanks for calling bullshit, Nick. Keep it up.
That's 110 prisoners, incidently, that we could make no case against. Even for sooper seerkrit Tribunerals. Even with torture. Even with the what our informants- most of which were paid to finger the "terra'ists"- could bring to bear.
Darth Cheneyburton has brought us to the cheap and sleazy paranoia of the Gulag.
But it's not the Sith Lord alone.
Like Atrios says:
[The Democratic] Congress is more unpopular among Democrats than Republicans.
That's for a really good reason.