It’s been maddening over the last few years listening to the “debate” over torture. On the one side you have your basic horde of patchouli-soaked dirty fucking hippie liberals wringing their hands and screeching over anything that damages a terrorist’s self-esteem, while on the other side you have a well-dressed cadre of chicken-hawks who think that Jack Bauer is a real person.
Seriously, can I get a bipartisan “amen”?
The closest we’ve ever gotten to a conservative breaking ranks on the issue is John McCain, who has paid a lot of lip-service to how torture is bad. His deeply held convictions haven’t exactly inspired to vote against torture, but this is America and it’s what you say that matters.
Now, though, we have a librul making the case for getting all medieval on somebody’s ass. Minstrel Boy has the rationale. If you would, hop over to the Group News Blog and read all about it.