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Because, seriously, Peggy Noonan? George Will? Walking away? Transparent for the terrorists too?

There is nothing bad enough that can be done to you. Your souls are too shallow and your intellects are too shrivelled and your non-existent consciences too seared. Whatever you are, -- and you are lots of things -- part of my species isn't even on the list. You cannot imagine with what fervent loathing I despise not just you but the heroes of your vapid existence, the ideals of your utter thoughtlessness.
As for the rest of the circle of pundits who "jousted" after the broadcast of this week's Sunday-morning roundtable ... I can think of nothing better to do to you than broadcast your words and let your utter corruption ooze out into public view:

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol started things off by saying: "I'm not confident that forswearing the use of these techniques is prudent."

Then Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume took it a step further by emphasizing that Obama "needs to aware of what he may have unleashed here," warning of the possibility of "Congressional show trials" and emphasizing:

"What we really need is to have all these techniques at our disposal... they talk about the banging of the guy's head against the wall. It turns out to be very controlled and it's a soft wall that gives way... I'm not at all sure that's torture."

The program's host, Chris Wallace, agreed with Hume's assessment of the "soft wall" technique -- "it strikes me as fairly cautious and careful."

Bouncing a guy's head off a wall? How about we try that with YOUR head, Chris Wallace? Let's use one of the walls in the sound booth, shall we? It should be soft enough.

Athenae, over at First Draft, is all over this too but ... but ... there is no curse vile enough for these blathering nincompoops.

Show hearings? Ye gods and little fishes. Please, somebody take George Will back to the Home for Wayward Old Fuddy-duddies, before he hurts himself...

PS -- Harry Shearer, at least, gets it. Go read him.

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Submitted by Damon on

Even worse than these are the talking heads and cable news commentators that are supposed to be on our side making arguments that this is plainly illegal, unethical, and ineffective, but in the next breath explaining away why we shouldn't hold anyone accountable for this.

Yes, it's those that I believe know better, but then refuse to do better that burn me up more than anything else. I don't trust an ammoral crackpot (what they call an "intellectual" on the right, these days) to see the evil in any of this; never have. I do, however, trust someone like Colonel Jack Jacobs, who called these practices illegal and unethical on Morning Joe, yesterday morning, to realize the error in not doing better after you know better. He showed to me that he understands the gravity, but is too much a coward to follow transparency to its ultimate conclusion.

There is a special place on my burn list for those entrusted with a higher degree of social responsibility than you or I who turn around an shirk that duty to responsibility. Mr. Will is already in one of my lower circles of earthly hell; I don't want to see our own join him.

Submitted by lambert on

Versailles, truly. They have no moral compass at all, our chattering classes. All they care about is who interrupted them. This is like something out of That Hideous Strength!

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Submitted by Damon on

Speak of the devil. I'm reading that book, right now. I'm on page 116 at the moment, so don't give anything away. I'd read the two earlier books way back in middle school and recently read them, again. I'd tried finishing the trilogy back then, two, but was too young and anxious for it and to appreciate it. I'm now more aware of Lewis' agenda, though I always knew it, but the stories are redeeming have legitimate value, even apart from the religious aspects of them.

These times have really attracted me to these type of stories. A few months back I'd finally got myself to read 1984. These stories are actually very illuminating. The British seemed to have keenly understood the dangers of fascism and neo-fascism (i.e. subtle/secret fascism). It's really too bad, then, how relatively quickly they've forgotten the warnings (i.e. CCTV).