Real Life's been too busy, and I've been down.
But I did have to tell y'all about this Frank Rich column.
Here's the heart of it, but please go read it all:
By any legal standards except those rubber-stamped by Alberto Gonzales, we are practicing torture, and we have known we are doing so ever since photographic proof emerged from Abu Ghraib more than three years ago. As Andrew Sullivan, once a Bush cheerleader, observed last weekend in The Sunday Times of London, America’s "enhanced interrogation" techniques have a grotesque provenance: "Verschärfte Vernehmung, enhanced or intensified interrogation, was the exact term innovated by the Gestapo to describe what became known as the ‘third degree.’ It left no marks. It included hypothermia, stress positions and long-time sleep deprivation.Emphasis mine.
I agree. "Bush lies" just doesn't cut it anymore. And Frank, welcome to Moody Loner three years ago.