…and having accomplished my primary mission of ensuring that as much of the Online Left as possible is now incapable of saying “I was never told that what I did was wrong” about themselves – I suggest Dissenting Justice for your future reading along these lines. It should be fascinating to watch: I think that this is Professor Darren Hutchinson’s first real experience dealing with progressives who have had their status as the most moral people in the room questioned, and it should be a quite illuminating experience for the guy. Hopefully not too traumatic, though. It’s always… weird… the first time that you encounter somebody who has visibly decided to put you in the Not-person box for your opinions. Fortunately, you get used to it.
What a depressing sentence.
Because it’s different when THEY do it, you see.
Good term, Wizbang: I like it. Anyway, via Dissenting Justice (via Instapundit) we can see in miniature the… ah, evolution of the Left’s stance on Obama’s reversion to rendition. Our hypocrites for the day are Human Rights Watch*:
April 7, 2008 to at least January 19, 2009:
The US government should:
·Repudiate the use of rendition to torture as a counterterrorism tactic and permanently discontinue the CIA’s rendition program;
Some time after January 20, 2009:
“Under limited circumstances, there is a legitimate place” for renditions, said Tom Malinowski, the Washington advocacy director for Human Rights Watch. “What I heard loud and clear from the president’s order was that they want to design a system that doesn’t result in people being sent to foreign dungeons to be tortured — but that designing that system is going to take some time.”
Translation: all that stuff about the need to end rendition? “Oh, that’s just what we call pillow talk, baby, that’s all.”
PS: Remember. Eastasia. We’ve always been at war with Eastasia. Continue reading The nuance of the pro-torture Left (HRW edition).