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Monday, June 21, 2004

"Should we try some rough stuff or just wait for the mushroom cloud?"

It is surely fair game, especially in an electoral season, for politicos to pounce on policy decisions. If the president were to adopt sadistic interrogation methods on the mere suspicion of terrorist activity; or even if he were to adopt more modest measures, restricted to only worthy targets, but try to implement them by fiat without seeking changes in conflicting laws; these would be topics highly worthy of Senate hearings, impassioned discussion, and perhaps vigorous criticism. It is an act of supreme recklessness, however, to publicize, much less politicize, internal policy deliberations.
Andrew C. McCarthy on Torture on National Review Online: "Should we try some rough stuff or just wait for the mushroom cloud?'"

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