Blakes7 saidThat "torture" as you call it, keeps people safe. Remember, we are dealing with real evil.
We are being real evil when we use torture.
When I was taught history and civics, the use of torture formed part of the very definition of an evil government & society. But Right Wingers today reverse that logic, in order to condone torture.
Instead their thinking is that we're Americans (Go USA! Go USA! Go USA!), and so whatever we do, even torture, can't be evil. And a President who authorizes and uses torture can't be evil (Go USA! Go USA! Go USA! With us or against us! - President GW Bush).
That kind of childish and unsophisticated team mentality, of us versus them, is a hallmark of modern Right Wingers, and especially their water carriers, the Teabaggers.
It's "Deutschland über alles" all over again, but with an American-as-apple-pie slant to it. It's the USA against the world, and just like in 1930s Germany, also against a great many of our own citizens who don't fit the ideal mold of White hetero male supremacy.
The Republican War on Women, War on Gays, War on Immigrants, War on Unions, War on Minorities, War on Workers, War on Anything Different, mirrors the German war against White Aryan nonconformity of 80 years ago.
Fascists are fascists, no matter in what generation they appear. Regrettably we have a fascist battle to fight in our own time. That it would arise again in the US is both ironic & tragic. Thank gawd social media now exists, to expose & oppose these regressive forces.