Thursday, December 08, 2005

Terror, Torture, and Reuters

Here is an excerpt from a Reuters story that talks about U.S. interrogation methods:

[Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch] singled out the interrogation technique called "waterboarding," in which the victim is made to feel he is drowning, which Malinowski said was even recognized as torture during the Spanish Inquisition.

The move announced by Rice may also be an important concession in U.S. domestic politics where Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona and a former prisoner of war who was mistreated in Vietnam, has pressed the administration to close the loophole.

That's it. McCain was "mistreated" in Vietnam. I suppose that war was a "neighborhood skirmish," too.

Recall that Reuters was reluctant to use the word "terrorist." In this case, Reuters uses "torture" to describe what Americans allegedly do, but not what is done to Americans.

Help me spread the word. I want to see this on Brit Hume's Grapevine.


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