Torture, Accountability and the Faux-Absolution of Collective Guilt

In a must-read post, Dan Froomkin takes on recent attempts by OG ‘eventheliberal’ Michael Kinsley and pseudo-contrarian Slate guru Jacob Weisberg to whitewash the Bush Admin’s torture record by arguing that “the nation’s collective guilt for torture is so great that prosecution is a cop-out.” Froomkin...

Quote of the Day: Make Their Ears Bleed

Enough of this bullshit and enough of keeping the eye off the prize. Worrying about the election is shit at the moment; it will happen regardless, and even if a Democrat wins, we’re going to have to worry about restoring credibility in government. This utter bullshit about democracy and freedom in the...

John McCain on Torture

Before I get to where McCain fits into all of this, I wanted to go in a slightly different, though parallel direction. My friend, colleague, and part-time conscience, Matt, posted two incredibly important pieces on torture, on top of that, two blogs that I’m a fan of, the Booman Tribune, and America...

Nightmares & Dreamscapes

http://youtube.com/watch?v=p4tsalJ6Trc ABC News interview with President George W. Bush (h/t pogge & skdadl): RADDATZ: …ABC News reported this week that your senior national security officials all got together and approved — including Vice President Cheney — all got together and...