the torture questionIt's a pretty sad day when the American government has secret prisons. It's also a sad day when the Vice President of the United States lobbies the United States Senate to stop them from passing a Republic-sponsored bill that bans torture. The President of the United States should never have to be on the defensive claiming in another country that "we do not torture," especially when reality is so obviously not on his side. Scott McClellan, the WH Press Secretary, was evasive, rude or non-responsive on the issue today, another sign that this Administration is not being honest or moral (video: wmp and qt).
The Crimson ran an outstanding staff editorial on this, definitely read it. Also, if you are interested in learning more about America's practice of torture during the War on Terror, I highly recommend you watch this Frontline documentary called "The Torture Question." The entire thing is available online. The documentary shows not only that we have tortured prisoners already, but that the Pentagon has encouraged and created situations in which torture is an inevitable if not direct consequence. It is truly and utterly sad.