Posted by: sean | September 19, 2006

War, torture and elections

A friend sent me a link to George Packer’s article in The New Yorker on Bush’s recent speech on torture techniques and the Army’s response:

Last week, in the guise of calling for fair trials, the President demanded that Congress give him the power to go on torturing detainees in secret prisons and use the evidence obtained against them. And last week the Army honorably closed the holes in moral conduct that the President, his counsel, the Vice-President, the Justice Department, and the Secretary of Defense pried open shortly after September 11th. It did so not only to remove the stain on its reputation and to protect its soldiers but because it cares more about the war than about the next election.

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