Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: My my, what dirty little secrets you have, Bushilocks
Seems like we're all talking past each other. As usual everyone is trying to be careful not to give up political points. It does seem all driven by politics. Behavior that was condemned/ liked in Clinton by one group is liked/ condemned in Bush.
Clinton's people "out" (whats her name?) by publishing her CIA/FBI file and thats OK, Rove may have done a similar thing and the press wants him hung. Dems stood solidly behind Clinton much as most repubs support Bush. It is discouraging to see that politics plays such an important is seeking truth.
I think we can agree that treatment resulting in death of the detainee, is, in most cases, a bad thing. Can we also agree that minor physical discomfort is not a method of torture? Can we agree that uniformed soldiers deserve different treatment from terrorists who have no identifying uniform? Is there something intrinsically different in this war on terror where the adversary is not a recognized State, but a loosely affiliated group with a common aim? How can this be argued apart from its impact on US politics? It has been customary, in the US, for these discussions to be held prior to the war, and after the war, but not during the war, itself. Why is is different this time? I think the answer to that is the same as I contend above--Its all politically motivated.