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Friday, February 09, 2007

Finding strength

Folks, when they try to claim that speaking out on torture hurts America, it's important to remember that it's not just the prisoners who are hurt by prisoner abuse. The Washington Post today published an editorial by a former interrogator who is now himself tortured by nightmares of the role he played in dehumanizing another person. I really believe that when we seek to dehumanize another person, the person we most succeed in dehumanizing is us.

And yet, I've found a news source that reminds me that there is still good stuff out there. Thank you, Katya. This is excellent stuff.


Blogger Kate said...

Thanks, hun. It just seemed like a useful thing to do...and given how tough it's been finding five pieces of _good_ news a day, maybe pretty necessary, too.

2/12/2007 10:43 AM  

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