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View Diary: The Despicable Acceptance of Torture in Our Culture (222 comments)

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  •  Americans ARE different... (0+ / 0-)

    Or at least , white Americans are.  The concept of American exceptionalism really does come into play here.  Having never really had either a foreign invader or a full-fledged dictator, most Americans believe it can never happen here. In other words, they cannot even conceive of the idea of being tortured themselves.
    I am an Indian immigrant with brown skin.  I could be mistaken for an Ay-rab. Believe me, my views on torture really got set in stone after 9/11.... I was against it before, but it was an abstraction then - now it isn't.

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