It's wrong, I know. It violates every principle of every religion or
philosophy. It has proven itself over time to be grievously
counter-productive: Violence begets more violence. Still. To hear Karl
Rove, peddling the insidious pack of lies that is his new book, say that he's "proud" of waterboarding makes us wish for Karl Rove to undergo a little waterboarding. (Maybe throw Cheney in as well. Just desserts and all.)
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"I'm proud that we used techniques that broke the will of these
terrorists...I'm proud that we kept the world safer than it was, by the use of these
techniques. They're appropriate, they're in conformity with our
international requirements and with US law."