Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Mainstreaming of Torture

In the US it is now possible for a mainstream political commentator to openly criticize a politician for being soft on torture. Wha? Was this position even conceivable seven years ago? This is an acceptable political position now?

I wonder what the historians writing about our age will say about our willingness to collectively become monsters?

Given that Stockwell Day is the minister of public safety, I wonder what we should read into his guilty-till-proven-innocent stance on Maher Arar?
Picture: Nooooooobody expects a CIA rendition!