Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Torturous Reading

So, I've been reading stuff on torture all over the place--as most wonks anywhere near my line of work have this week. I'll get into my take at another time, but I wanted to share this with you, from the dissenting view inside the Bush Administration. Read the whole thing, but this is the chilling conclusion:
In other words, Americans in any town of this country could constitutionally be hung from the ceiling naked, sleep deprived, water-boarded, and all the rest -- if the alleged national security justification was compelling. I did not believe our federal courts could reasonably be expected to agree with such a reading of the Constitution.
Seriously, you need to read the whole thing if you want to get an idea of how messed-up the thinking was over there.

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