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June 16, 2005

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Agitprop

Pandora's box indeed. We have no idea what type of fury will be unleashed. The Bush administration has planted some evil seeds which will bear fruit in the years to come. I fear for the future.

Steve Bates

The acts of which Sen. Durbin speaks break my heart. The fact that he is being vilified, essentially called a traitor for speaking of them, is typical of the Bush administration. It is proof, as if we needed more, that they will attempt to maintain total control over every aspect of our government, no matter what the cost, no matter what the consequences for future generations of Americans.

Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and apparently dozens of other nameless places in which America holds prisoners indefinitely and without due process, torturing some of them at will, rendering some to be tortured elsewhere, may or may not spell immediate doom to the forms of our nation, but their very existence evidences the imminent death of the principles on which our nation supposedly rests. Which is worse: the ultimate fate of our nation as it devolves into the kind of state it has always opposed, or the death of the principles it has aspired to uphold?

Joseph Welch's question, asked of Joe McCarthy, has been answered: at long last, sir, the Bush administration has no sense of decency; they have no shame. As they direct the perpetration of torture, count me among those ashamed in their behalf. And thanks to Dick Durbin for courageously saying what needs to be said over and over: torture is always wrong, and America should abjure the pronouncements of its leadership that attempt to justify it.

(Note: this comment, in some form, may make its way onto my YDD site as a post.)

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