Digby on Torture
There was a time when many members of the press and many citizens of this country would rend their garments about what they would “tell the children” about sex in the White House. Oddly, they seem to be unconcerned about what to tell the children about torture being devised and approved in the same place. That tells you something about the provincial Village that runs our politics.
So, let’s see if we can go around them and arouse some interest in the rest of the country, shall we? Jane and the Firedoglake crew have put together a letter writing campaign to local papers to try to get them to look into this story and report it to their readers. Obviously, the elites of the national press aren’t going to do it.
If you have a minute and can write a short letter on this subject, we may be able to get some regular journalists and editors who aren’t so inured to Bushian depravity to help inform the public about what has been done in their name.
As it happens, I’m working on just such a story! I don’t know if I count as a regular journalist, but either way. Ring the alarm.