Thu, 11 December 2014
Our culture has always reacted strongly against torture. Look at how we have portrayed our enemies.
But, for some of us, something changed the day we were attacked. What had been wrong became right.
Conservative reactions against the Senate report on torture contain an obvious self-contradiction:
On one hand, we did nothing wrong. On the other, it will hurt our image and provoke foreign opposition if the wrongdoing that we didn't do is exposed.
But I am struck by a less obvious, and more dangerous, consistency.