The Other I

July 22, 2009

A terrifying homecoming

Filed under: Political thoughts — theotheri @ 3:40 pm

I’ve not read much about public reaction in the U.S. to the capture of a U.S. soldier by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

But the claim by Dick Cheney and the rest of them that the torture which the U.S. has used in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and other undisclosed locations around the world is required to keep America safe must sound terrifying to the family of the soldier.  Or to anyone else who has loved ones fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq.

If American can claim the high moral ground and use the kind of torture methods they did, so can the Taliban.

If the chickens come home to roost on this policy, it will be a terrifying homecoming.

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