Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Preemptive Whatever

Digby and her reader Sleon made some great points here: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/bush-doctrine-of-torture-by-digby.html

I know that this has been said before but I'm just wondering - if one were to accept the premise that "preemptive war" is OK against other nations wouldn't it logically follow if taken to the end of that path, that the concept of preemptive action is then OK against citizens of say, this country? One might call it a "war on drugs" or a "war on poverty". Who the combatants are is only then a matter of semantics and how they are treated is of no concern. After all they are combatants, not people. So the point of the above link is that torture is OK follows not just for foreign countries but anyone who does not agree.

Maybe there really was an axis of evil, we were just looking in the wrong direction. After all the first thing magicians learn is misdirection.

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