Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Another "I'm not crazy" moment

Great piece on Slate by Diane McWhorter about lobster-in-the-pot effect of vanishing civil liberties and human rights, and the forgotten lessons of history.

"Thus, in the week before the election, hardly a ripple answered the latest decree from the Bush administration: Detainees held in CIA prisons were forbidden from telling their lawyers what methods of interrogation were used on them, presumably so they wouldn't give away any of the top-secret torture methods that we don't use. Cautiously, I look back on that as the crystallizing moment of Bushworld: tautological as a Gilbert and Sullivan libretto, absurd as a Marx Brothers movie, and scary as a Kafka novel."

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