I was proud that he had served, had survived and was very proud of my country that we did not engage in the excruciating activity called torture.
I was proud our soldiers were not trained and shamed in such pursuits.
I am horrified that Dick Cheney goes around touting torture and citizens actually ponder and consider it’s value.
It is the tactic that keeps on giving sorrow, shame, pain, nightmares. It hounds the tortured and the torturer to their death.
It is the tactic that contradicts all sane options of future peace.
My family could so easily want to give torture back when confronted by an enemy. It is useless, blasphemous and insidious.
Announcing to the world that we will torture enemies we catch, endangers our troops and our citizens. Each of us must stand and speak against this horrendous national sin.