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Krugman has a nice one up, behind the firewall of course, at NYT:

So why is the Bush administration so determined to torture people?

To show that it can.

The central drive of the Bush administration — more fundamental than any particular policy — has been the effort to eliminate all limits on the president’s power. Torture, I believe, appeals to the president and the vice president precisely because it’s a violation of both law and tradition. By making an illegal and immoral practice a key element of U.S. policy, they’re asserting their right to do whatever they claim is necessary.

In other news… Has my mother-in-law started consulting for the Pope?

I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address at the University of Regensburg, which were considered offensive to the sensibility of Muslims.

That sure as hell sounds like her work – the patented passive-agressive pseduo-semi-projective-non-apology.

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September 18, 2006 at 9:59 am

Posted in america, empire, war

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