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Friday, June 17, 2005

Torture?

Dean's World has a great post about the claims being made about treatment of prisoners in Gitmo:
There's something that's really beginning to worry me that relates to this: our national tendency to inflate everything to irrationally huge proportions. It's almost as if, when the news isn't very big, we feel the need to inflate what is in the news to make it seem bigger. This makes me worry that someday the government might try actual, real torture just under the assumption that no matter what they do, they'll get the same level of excoriation in the press anyway. If you cause hysteria for very small things, how can the hysteria get bigger over the real thing?

Point well taken.