Friday, September 29, 2006

We must not compromise with torturers

First, let me say that I love TNR. It's probably the best political commentary magazine in existence.

Second, let me say that I don't like torture and don't think the US should be engaging in it(except for the ticking time bomb scenario, but how often does that happen?).

But Spencer Ackerman highlighted one of the problems with some liberal thought processes. No compromise with the domestic enemy(Republicans), but sit down and talk with the foreign enemies, no matter how monstrous.

Ackerman says "No compromise with torturers". Which of course doesn't apply to foreign torturers, does it, considering he wants us to negotiate with Kim Jong Il and the Iranian mullahs?