The Recurring Logic of Torture

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I had no intention of commenting on the speeches made by President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney yesterday. I haven’t read the transcripts, and I’ve only seen short clips of the video. Most people have already made up their minds on this, and neither Obama, Cheney, or myself is likely to convince anyone to change their judgment. But there are a few things that I haven’t seen mentioned elsewhere. First of all, the degree to which Cheney’s battle has become a personal one to resurrect his reputation. By all accounts, Cheney got spooked on 9/11. Should history […]


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