Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's torture being an American

Here is something almost as surprising as the subliminal advertising 'coincidence'. The day after I watched Taxi to the Dark Side, the New York Times runs a front 'page' editorial on how we should proceed with the Bush administration's revocation of the Geneva Convention (the only democracy to ever do that) and their approval of torture for 'War on Terror' prisoners. I certainly don't expect any convictions or even a tribunal for war crimes against Bush, Cheney, or Rumsfeld. No officer or above was ever tried for the torture and homicide of prisoners. 

Government influence or, perhaps, simply patriotism seems as powerful as subliminal advertising. Even after the U.S. admitted using torture, 35% of us felt it was justified in the war on terror. 

1 comment:

james said...

A positive way to spin this is that more Americans believe in the immorality of torture than in evolution.