No to Torture
Can you believe that we are having a debate in America about what kind of torture is tolerable? I will tell you what kind of torture is tolerable - no torture is tolerable.- John Edwards
The new attorney general cannot tell us whether waterboarding, a practice dating back from the Inquisition to Pol Pot, is illegal. It's almost a given in many GOP circles that it's legit. So much so that I've decided to become a single issue voter.
No one who can't say what Edwards said of torture, as defined by the Geneva Convention and US statute, is worthy of a vote for office. Bush's embrace of torture has destroyed a key moral principle and if it's not upheld soon, what was once extrordinary will be ordinary.