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In today’s New York Times, Cheney is quoted as “saying that if the country is to judge the methods used in the interrogations, it should have information about what was obtained from the tough tactics.”

This man has no shame. Isn’t this like saying we should know how many heretics were discovered by the Inquisición before we denounce its methods? Is this the country we want to be? A country that tortures its prisoners?
The standard should be clear. We should not do anything that would outrage us if it were to be done to one our soldiers. “Do unto others” and all that. It’s not a bad standard for interrogations, for war tactics or, indeed, for life itself. I wonder who said that…
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