Monday, January 05, 2009

In Which We Start To Clean Up Our Rep

Leon Panetta is Obama's choice to head the CIA. Considering Panetta wrote this:

We cannot simply suspend these beliefs in the name of national security. Those who support torture may believe that we can abuse captives in certain select circumstances and still be true to our values. But that is a false compromise. We either believe in the dignity of the individual, the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, or we don't. There is no middle ground.

We cannot and we must not use torture under any circumstances. We are better than that.

I couldn't be happier about the choice.


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