Judith Miller thinks that whole debate over torture is so yesterday. I wonder what other crimes Judith Miller thinks should be excused because someone promised not to do them again? Given her history of playing stenographer for the Bush administration with their push to invade Iraq, I would imagine that list is quite long.
MILLER: Yes, this is a replay of the old arguments we were having earlier on, before the election of Obama about what we did, why we did it. I think a couple of commentators pointed out that the techniques that were used under Bush, President Bush were not the techniques that were in place by the time he left office. And so you do have, we've had an evolution of thought about how you handle terrorism, what's appropriate, what's not. It was kind of a shame to see this whole thing come up again because pretty much the issue's been solved.
Sorry Judy, but it's not been solved when no one's been held accountable for it. And the people making an issue of it today are the endless supplies of Bushies running to the airways to try to justify their tactics that failed to catch bin Laden.
Miller also goes on to say that talking about whether torture worked or not is "not the only standard by which we judge something like this." Well that's right Judy, but the standard should be whether we're following the law or not.
Alan Colmes spoke up and asked a good question which is why are we bragging about torturing anybody in the first place? What's pitiful is after the last ten years of continually being propagandized by our media, the politicians and the movie and television industry, so much of the public does think it's perfectly acceptable to torture someone and that it actually yields reliable information.
Jim Pinkerton throws out the treatment of Bradley Manning as proof that the Obama administration is continuing Bush's practices and I'm with Alan Colmes, torture is not acceptable no matter who's running the country and I'm not about to defend the way Manning has been treated in custody just as Colmes wasn't. I'm also not going to play this all sides are equal game either when you look at the long list of atrocities that were committed under the Bush administration and hold up Manning's case as somehow equal to that as Pinkerton did here. It's just not. And there's nothing Pinkerton could say that would make me believe he's actually got one iota of concern for Bradley Manning. He deserves a speedy trial and we need to find out the truth about how he's been treated in custody. If Pinkerton is concerned for his well being, he sure as hell has not been advocating for it on Fox.
What's disgusting is that the fact that no one was held accountable for what happened during the Bush years, so now we've got these guys back on television instead of on trial and our media still defending their actions and calling waterboarding "enhanced interrogation" instead of what it is, torture.