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I can't speak for everybody here at DailyKos, and won't presume to try, but I CAN state without reservation I didn't torture some folks.

I didn't refrain from torturing some folks because of my superior moral standing. I am perfectly capable of making a hyena squeamish given the right circumstances, and hyenas commonly eat prey alive.

I didn't refrain from torturing some folks because it is against a long list of Laws. Laws don't prevent anybody from doing anything, they merely prescribe various sanctions for doing so. Plus, obviously, Laws only apply to those of us who don't happen to be government officials, or government contractors, or bankers.

I didn't torture some folks because torture DOESN'T FUCKING WORK!

If you want information from some folks who have it but don't particularly want to give it to you there is almost nothing better calculated to keep you from getting it than torturing some folks. You can certainly make some folks talk, but it's absolutely impossible to make some folks tell you the Truth, and nothing but the Truth, by torture.

Bush and Cheney and their minions dishonored this Country by their actions.

Barack Obama just pissed away what very little moral authority we had left.

Mr. President, Kiss My Ass.

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