This from the Washington Post:
How the United States became associated with torture is not just a matter of historical interest. And that's all the more clear today, with the publication of a major New York Times story describing the Bush administration's ongoing circumvention of national and international prohibitions against barbaric interrogation practices.
In other words: It continues.
But the White House's non-denial denials, disingenuous euphemisms and oppressive secrecy have repeatedly stifled any genuine discourse. Bush shuts down discussion by declaring that "we don't torture" -- yet he won't even say how he defines the term.
Click here for the Washington Post editorial and here for the New York Times article.
I believe this matter never goes away -- it just ebbs and flows in the media's attention.
This is, in my opinion, going to be the single largest stain on our country -- beyond the war[s], beyond Black Water, beyond eavesdropping, beyond children's health care, beyond corporate welfare and unemployment, in fact beyond all those issues combined when, after this administration is gone, the facts finally begin to come to the light of day.
We, as a nation will stand ashamed of what was carried on in our names by the people we **ahem** entrusted our country to. And they will have fled the country for South America -- as so many of their fellow Nazis did before them.