I'm hardly surprised or shocked by this kind of thing any more. The NeoCons are quite simply evil, and that fact is quite clear to anyone who's been paying the least bit of attention. They do not have ethics; they do not have morals; they do not value human life - not one whit. I can think of no better summary than Keith Olbermann's recent editorial
). Quoting George Orwell
, Olbermann eloquently explained the NeoCons:"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. The object of persecution, is persecution. The object of torture, is torture. The object of power, is power.
How does one man assert his power over another? By making him suffer. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. In our world, there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. A world of fear and treachery and torment. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever."
...( The details of the torture legalization bill, which awaits the prez's signature, are as they say, "just a comma."Collapse )