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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, April 27, 2012

In Which I Invite Marc Thiessen To FOAD

Eat a bag of salted dicks, Marc.

In a result that surprises probably no one, a Senate panel has found that torture really didn't work.  What was and is disturbing is that the intense tribalism of the Right led otherwise normal people to embrace torture because their side decided to practice it and the Democrats decided to criticism it.

It did not benefit our intelligence gathering, and it is among the darkest stains on our nation in its history.

In my opinion, one of the two biggest missed opportunities of Obama's first term was not addressing global warming and not prosecuting these sadists.

UPDATE: Republicans, when they aren't advocating for torture, they are enabling domestic abuse:

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