Friday, April 10, 2009

More on War Crimes Trials

Gene Robinson often gets things just right. He did today:

"This is barbarity with an ugly sheen of bureaucracy.... Torture -- even the torture of evil men -- is a crime. It deserves not just to be known, but to be punished.

From George W. Bush on down, individuals decided to sanction, commit and tolerate the practice of torture. They took pains to paper this vile enterprise with rationalizations and justifications, but they knew it was wrong. So do we."

Read the whole thing, here.

1 comment:

laura b. said...

It is frightening to realize how quickly, and to what depths, supposedly rational people can descend.