I appreciate this, John. It’s good to know that the mainstream left and right are essentially on the same side.
I don’t want to sound crazy here- but I never thought this was a political issue or something that even deserved a second thought before making a judgement. Torture is wrong. Period.
I guess when you are a paid political pundit, you are not paid for your thinking. You are paid to sound like you are thinking while cranking out shrill agitprop. Thus, barely a week later from the scandal being blown wide open, we find the Calpundit sounding all the right partisan tones:
MSNBC has posted the full text of the Taguba Report on abuses at Abu Ghreib prison. I haven’t examined it yet, but wanted to point it out to anyone who’s interested in reading the full text. Maybe someone can email a copy to Richard Myers, Don Rumsfeld, and George Bush.
This is an election cycle, so maybe Mr. Drum is just following the faxes from Hyannisport:
The horrifying abuse of Iraqi prisoners, which the world has now seen, is absolutely unacceptable and inexcusable. And the response of the administration, certainly the Pentagon, has been slow and inappropriate.
Get it guys- this is not a human rights issue. It is campaign fodder.
And like sand through the hour-glass, my opinion of the Democrats gets worse.