By using torture, we cross into Cheney’s “dark side.” This is more terrifying than any band of deranged zealots. If we fight evil with inhumanity, what does that make us?
Mr. Rosenblum is talking about torture sanctioned by the U.S. government – water boarding to be specific. The Bush Administration has refused to admit this is torture even though it consists of holding a detainee’s head under water until his lungs burst (or nearly burst, if he’s lucky).
That is not the America I love. That is not the beacon of hope and freedom that has lit the world for generations.
To the country as a whole – please stop bickering about which of the Democratic candidates is the better choice for president. Either of them will be vastly better than what we have now. As long as the power is wrested from the fat, greedy hands of the Republicans, our country’s healing (and the world’s) can begin.