Posts Tagged ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Torture is becoming normalized

December 17, 2012

Al Jazeera English discusses how Americans have come to regard torture not as a crime, but as an option about which reasonable people can differ.  Not so the European Court of Justice, which is trying to bring torturers to justice.

Lately I’ve been reading histories of World War Two, when we Americans regarded ourselves as fighters for liberty.  Now many people in democratic nations are coming to regard us as the enemies of liberty.  What will we do when they are no longer intimidated by our power?