Washboarding não é tortura
I was overjoyed that Congress refused to override President Bush’s veto of a bill outlawing the washboarding of prisoners, a technique that some have described as torture—a ridiculous notion if I’ve ever heard one. We’re involved in a war here, people, with some very nasty individuals who would like nothing better than to kill us, and the idea that washboarding—an ancient technique, used routinely in many cultures around the world—is somehow cruel and unusual shows just how infantile this discussion has become.
Shouts & Murmurs do George Saunders na New Yorker desta semana. Merece o pullitzer. Leiam até o final antes de julgarem o cidadão.