. . . Wednesday June 16, 2004

Trial by Memo

Andrew Sullivan nails the torture debate and echoes much of what I’ve been writing about here, here, and here.

“If people see nothing wrong with doing what was done at Abu Ghraib, then we need to have that debate. And that debate should be public, in front of the world. If the Bush administration wants to defend torture in an election campaign, it can go right ahead. But it has no right to change the rules of U.S. military conduct in secret, through a series of memos and improvisation, and then, when the evidence emerges, pretend it was all concocted by a handful of thugs.”

Concentration is important!