Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Torturous Silence on Torture

Where do American religious leaders stand on torture? Their deafening silence evokes memories of the unconscionable behavior of German church leaders in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Despite the hate whipped up by administration propagandists against those it brands "terrorists," most Americans agree that torture should not be permitted. Few seem aware, though, that although President George W. Bush says he is against torture, he has openly declared that our military and other interrogators may engage in torture "consistent with military necessity."

One of their torturers "brought to justice":

But wait! They FORCED me to do it!

Uh, wait! I did it for my boyfriend!!!! See!!! He really DIGS IT!!!!

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