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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

F-Bombing Fox News

There can be no debate on the morality of torture: this is the clearest choice between good and evil you will ever see, despite the Righteous Right's murky attempts to confuse the issue.

Yet even among conservatives, it seems light is beginning to dawn. As witness Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith's passionate outburst during a discussion of the subject on April 22:


On a related note, an ABC/Washington Post poll last week of 1072 adults nationwide found that only 21 percent identify as Republican (and 35 as Democrat, 38 as independent). That's down from 32 percent Republican at election time last November.

(Here in Texas, 55.5 percent of voters went for McCain, 43.8 for Obama.)

The Republican party - the imperial party, the party of hatred, lies, big business, greed, wealth, war, and torture - is deservedly shrinking into irrelevance and obsolescence. But the remaining true believers are a hard, mean, nasty bunch; and that's dangerous.


Ray's Cowboy said...

I agree, we shoul not torture at all....(Joking) Unless they are over 18 and in the privacy of one's bedroom. you know sticks and stones may brake my bones, but whips and chains excite me.
On the real note now. No we should not torture anybody. That goes abitto far even for me.

Sebastian said...

I have to say that when the first news came a few years ago that we were torturing people, I didn't believe it. As evidence mounted, I couldn't bring myself to believe it. When we saw pictures, I thought that it was just a couple of bad apples in the barrel. And now I feel ashamed. I should have known. I should have seen. I should have had ears to hear and eyes to see. The Bush years truly brought this country to its lowest point. And it doesn't matter if it was effective. As Sunday school teachers say to their charges: "the ends don't justify the means."

Russ Manley said...

No, they don't; but that Machiavellian policy was cake to the fascist Bush & Co. It's hard to believe the truth - until the scales fall from your eyes and you see the world as it really is, not as you wish it were. And now every day, more and more truth comes out about the Bush torture policies - what some of us already believed but couldn't prove.

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