Up Continues to be Down, Sky Continues to be Green
I suppose I should be used to it by now, but I’ve always found it remarkable just how easily conservatives can make statements that are the exact opposite of reality. And now that the depths of the Bush administration’s criminal brutality have been exposed, we find them – of necessity – at the very top of their game.
Check out all these examples of conservatives like Rove, Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Mark Steyn arguing that if the Obama administration prosecutes torturers or their enablers, that would make the United States just like a third-world dictatorship.
Because if there’s one thing third-world dictatorships are known for, it’s their fanatical intolerance of torture.
Now watch the end of the YouTube clip to the right – after Jonathan Turley helpfully points out that torture is illegal, Pat Buchanan actually says this about torture:
You may be right on what the law says, but there is a higher moral law. That’s what… That’s what Dr. King was all about.
So there you have it: Illegally torturing prisoners is the height of enlightened morality, and only a thuggish tyrant would ever dream of prosecuting the noble souls responsible for it.