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Christian writer okay with waterboarding, not cool at all with Palin blood-libeling baptisms

As you may have heard, the woman who was once potentially  a myocardial infarction away from the Big Red Doomsday Button appeared at the NRA’s rootin tootin’ let’s go shootin’ national convention this past weekend in America’s ugliest city, Indianapolis. Griftin’ grandma Sarah Palin wowed the crowd with the kind…

Democratic Congressman Nadler: ‘Shameful’ ‘dereliction of duty’ not to prosecute Bush

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz that United States Attorney General Eric Holder should launch an investigation into former President Bush’s authorization of waterboarding. In his new memoir, titled Decision Points, Bush admits he personally authorized waterboarding to be used on CIA detainees. Waterboarding is an interrogation technique…

Bush: Waterboarding legal ‘because the lawyer said it was’

Is waterboarding torture, as the UN Convention Against Torture asserts? Or is it not torture, but just punishable by death? (Sen. John McCain pointed out during his presidential campaign that the US hanged several Japanese men after they were convicted of waterboarding American soldiers during World War II). Or is…

Study: US media redefined torture after US started practicing it

The US news media radically changed how it reported on the issue of waterboarding after it emerged that US forces had used the practice, says a new study from Harvard University. The study also found a double standard when defining waterboarding, with news sources commonly referring to waterboarding as “torture”…

Fox News allows John Yoo to make excuses for torture

When you’re a former Bush administration official whose public personage has been tainted by legal memos authorizing torture, but an internal investigation recently cleared you of everything but “poor judgment” — where do you go to tell your side of the story to the public? Fox News, of course. And…

Cheney: Waterboarding should have been an option for underbomber

Former VP says ‘I was a big supporter’ of waterboarding, other torture techniques Waterboarding should have been an option for the failed Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, former Vice President Dick Cheney says. “I think you ought to have all of those capabilities on the table,” Cheney told ABC’s…

Massachusetts could elect senator who supports waterboarding

The Republican state senator vying to fill the Senate seat recently vacated by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) says he doesn’t believe waterboarding — where a suspect is effectively temporarily drowned — is torture. State senator Scott Brown’s candidacy has taken Massachusetts by storm and political analysts by surprise.…

A Modest Proposal

I hereby challenge any clear-eyed, level-headed conservative blogger who really knows what torture is to draw up a list of things that aren’t torture when done to brown people, and have them done to them by trained professionals. After all, waterboarding, like so many other things, is no more than…

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