What a relief to hear honest language regarding what torture is.
This today from the AP:
It was the first topic discussed at [Attorney General nominee Eric] Holder’s confirmation hearing, and he made an unambiguous statement about its nature: “Waterboarding is torture.”
Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder Jr. forcefully broke from the Bush administration’s counterterrorism policies Thursday, declaring that waterboarding is torture and pledging to prosecute some Guantanamo Bay detainees in U.S. courts.
This is a good day for those who can’t stand Orwellian obfuscation.
I’m so glad the Bush Administration is heading for the exit.
Our long national shame regarding the treatment of people in US custody is coming to an end.