Friday, April 17, 2009

The "torture" memos

I'd like to go on the record as having no objection whatsoever to the CIA using any of these techniques in interrogating high level Al Qaeda operatives.

I've got a big problem, though, with the publication of these memos by the Obama administration. The act of publication seems to me spiteful, petty, and totally counter-productive. "Here, terrorists - come read up on what the worst we could do you in captivity was. And understand that we won't even do that much anymore..."

I remain profoundly unimpressed with this administration.

Oh, and when these are described as torture memos, the word torture should be in quotations. Because the memos describe the legal definitions and reasons why the acts in question do not qualify as torture...

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