September 18, 2006

Turning into a one-note band

But come on! Hat Tip to The Anti-Manichaeist for this from TPM:
If you were to pick the single greatest hypocrisy of the Bush Presidency, wouldn’t it have to be this: that the man who ostentatiously claims Jesus as his favorite philosopher (he of “do unto others as ye would have them do unto you” fame) would say, in all seriousness, “Common Article III says that there will be no outrages upon human dignity. It’s very vague. “What does that mean, ‘outrages upon human dignity’?”

It begins and ends with torture. If torture isn't wrong under Christian "values" then there are no Christian values. What issues about life? Who cares about abortion if you don't mind people being tortured to death? Who cares about sexual sins if you think waterboarding is ok?

You want to talk about desensitizing our culture to violence and aggression? Tell me how excusing this activity can be helpful to a culture that already seems to lack compassion?

Here is a slogan for the Dems this year: "George W. Bush: The "W" stands for "torture""

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