Friday, February 6, 2009

They Say It Never Rains in So Cal

Since it is pouring outside, I will forego my morning walk at the beach and write a bit here instead. I am excited that Leon Panetta so clearly stated that waterboarding is torture. It is about time. I recommend Jane Meyer's book "Dark Side" which is an excellent summary of the use of torture and rendition. It is a bit disappointing that President Obama is retaining rendition as an option. Hard to reconcile an improved view toward whether our agents engage in torture with kidnapping suspected terrorists and turning them over to regimes for whom torture is a sport.

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