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Andrew Sullivan — Worth the Read

Here is a money quote from Andrew Sullivan’s blog today.

The principled position on the right with respect to torture is that opposing it is honorable, but of course supporting it is essential. The debate on the right is all but over.

If you believe in torture, support the GOP. That’s what conservatism is now all about.

I’ve made it a link because the entire post is well worth reading.  Of all the horrors of the Bush years the elevation of torture as an accepted technique is the one that most shocks and disgusts me.

Sullivan, for those who might not know, is a repentant Republican and Iraq war supporter.  He is also gay, Catholic, and British though a long time resident in the U.S.  He is the editor of The Atlantic magazine, and genuinely brilliant.  I don’t agree with everything he says, but he’s always worth a read. 

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