Sometimes I want to go home, sit in a hot bath, and open my veins. A self-described liberal at the liberal Washington Post:
But the killing of Osama bin Laden four weeks ago has revived the old debate about whether torture works. Could it be that “enhanced interrogation techniques” employed during the George W. Bush administration helped find bin Laden’s now-famous courier and track him to the terrorist in chief’s now-infamous lair?
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and current administration officials say no. Former attorney general Michael Mukasey and former vice president Dick Cheney say yes.
[T]he Democratic Party might be well served in trying to use the Ryan plan to bury their political opponents, the country itself is not. The debate we need is not about whether Medicare should be reformed, but how. […]
It would be nice if we could treat the Ryan plan not as an object of derision but as a launching off point for a serious debate.
Serious people think Dick Cheney and Cheney’s own personal Bieber may be right about everything. Only a hippie would disagree with them.
I wonder if European media sounded this way during the run-up to World War I.