Tuesday, December 06, 2005
The 2004 Torture Referendum
A recent poll finds that sixty-one percent of Americans approve of torture. In 2004, I echoed the sentiment that the American people had a simple choice in the November presidential election. That choice was to vote for or against Abu Ghraib. At the time, I thought it a clever rhetorical device. It's now abundantly clear why this device failed to have much persuasive effect on my fellow citizens. They did vote on the torture issue, but in favor of George W. Bush.