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  •  Of course we don't torture... (11+ / 0-)

    All we have to do is redefine cruelty to exclude torture. Bush did it. Obama is silently approving of it. This means that ANY OTHER NATION STATE CAN DO THE SAME.

    Without honoring our signing of the Geneva Conventions, there aren't any. We all become barbarians.

    What I find remarkable is that neither Bush, Cheney, nor Obama came close to combat zones in the military. None of them appear to understand what they've done to our present and future armed forces. None of them had to risk their lives and think for a second what would happen to THEM were they to be captured. None of them had children who served in combat zones, either. They're all civilian elitists in this regard.

    •  Any other state is going to do it or not... (0+ / 0-)

      ...based on its own dynamics, not whether we do.  The idea that we're a model for the world is Reaganite at its core and I've never been fond of it.

      The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

      by Rich in PA on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 06:08:40 AM PST

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