This is what the neocons are defending as ‘not torture.’
As predicted, the Democrats didn’t put up much of a fight. They are too complicit for that. This is torture we’re talking about. It should be opposed totally and completely. If the Dems really want to convince they are opposed to torture, then they should shut down Congress with filibusters and protests. They should take it to the people. Call for millions in the streets. But they aren’t, are they?
Too many progressives are sleepwalking now, waiting for the election, hoping for a Democratic takeover of one or both houses. They’ve deluded themselves into thinking that somehow a Dem victory will make everything right. Ain’t going to happen. These are the same Democrats who voted for the war, erosion of civil rights, and didn’t block torture.
The neocon and the Bush agendas are crumbling. Imperialism is gasping. It’s all gone quite wrong for them, hasn’t it? Now is the time to increase the pressure and the protests, while they are crumbling, and not wait for someone else (quite unreliable) to do it for you.