Friday, March 25, 2011
In my mind, the most shameful legacy of the Bush administration's run is Bush's acceptance of torture as viable method of interrogation. I distinctly remember feeling nauseous as I read leaked memos among top staff about appropriate torture techniques and various ways to avoid legal complications. I knew America doesn't get everything right, it's not a paragon of perfection, but that was a low-point I thought we'd never reach again. Then I read this editorial about the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being imprisoned for allegedly handing over government files to Wikileaks.