Monday, June 04, 2007

Torture Nazis/Bush Administration

h/t Daisey

"Critics will no doubt say I am accusing the Bush
administration of being Hitler. I'm not. There is no
comparison between the political system in Germany in
1937 and the U.S. in 2007. What I am reporting is a
simple empirical fact: the interrogation methods
approved and defended by this president are not new.
Many have been used in the past. The very phrase used
by the president to describe
torture-that-isn't-somehow-torture - "enhanced
interrogation techniques" - is a term originally
coined by the Nazis. The techniques are
indistinguishable. The methods were clearly understood
in 1948 as war-crimes. The punishment for them was death."

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