20 June 2006

Torture is not a one-way street

I am saddened by the news that the two missing U.S. soldiers in Iraq were found dead. [Read story.]

And I am sickened by the revelation that their bodies showed signs of torture.

Sickened, but not surprised.

We torture our detainees, and Bush and Gonzales jump through hoops with semantics and signing statements to "justify" it. Why should we expect our own soldiers to be treated any differently by their captors?

If anything, our own use of torture would give the enemy more reason to torture any American that they can capture -- as retaliation for the way we treat their captured brethren.

Way to go, Mr. President. Way to set an example for the world.

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