Compromise on Torture
G.W. has now reversed his stance on John McCain’s anti-torture legislation. Well, technically, he didn’t reverse his stance so much as fiddle with the language. In general, it’s decent legislation. We shall see how it works in practice.
I see this debate as ironic. Diplomacy on torture is a quintessential oxymoron. Why not try being diplomatic with detainees instead of trying to beat answers out of them!?!?!? My bad. That might actually make sense and therefore is impossible for us to do.