Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | October 19, 2009

We ought to be ashamed

Conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan highlights New York Times reporter David Rohde’s account of how he was treated during his more than 7 months as a captive of the Taliban:

They vowed to follow the tenets of Islam that mandate the good treatment of prisoners. In my case, they unquestionably did. They gave me bottled water, let me walk in a small yard each day and never beat me.

So that’s one more feather in Cheney’s cap: he brought prisoner treatment under the US to below that of the Taliban.

We aren’t prosecuting the American enablers and practitioners of torture, why exactly? As I’ve said before, we abandoned our values in the aftermath of Sept. 11, and bringing those responsible to justice is the only way I know to regain those essential American values.


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