Torturing Democracy

May 30, 2009

Last night on the Journal, Bill Moyers introduced excerpts from Sherry Jones’s documentary, Torturing Democracy. As Moyers said, it’s difficult but necessary to watch these atrocities so that we can name things properly: our country has tortured — it has not engaged in “enhanced interrogations.”

If we cannot prosecute those who broke the law, then another country needs to prosecute us. If we allow the Bush administration’s illegal actions to go unpunished, we will reap the negative karma. We need to say what we’ve done and make amends. There’s no other way forward. I don’t know if Obama’s administration has the guts to help the American people take this step. Do we?