Read this first: A Small Clique Of Legal Extremists… (February 24, 2008)
At last night’s republican debate republican presidential candidates continue to try and redefine torture:
Jay Rosen @jayrosen_nyu
Seen any live fact checks on Cruz’s claim that waterboarding does not fit the legal definition of torture? 8:49 PM – 6 Feb 2016
As if old media did sufficient fact checking on the subject during dubya’s administration? Why should they start now?
Cruz says the president can torture if he wants to. Not surprising. Failing to try torturers for war crimes leads to this. 8:39 PM – 6 Feb 2016
The Donald is already there:
And Trump gets big applause for saying he’d do worse than waterboarding. I wonder which of the donors in the audience did that? 8:40 PM – 6 Feb 2016
Redefining exceptionalism: if they do it it’s really bad, if we do it it’s legal.