It’s torture when it happens to one of Karl’s friends

Karl Rove, in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:

Another McCain story, somewhat better known, is about the Vietnamese practice of torturing him by tying his head between his ankles with his arms behind him, and then leaving him for hours. (emphasis added)

Jonathan Chait comments,

So, wait, now putting prisoners in stress positions is torture?

In a not-unrelated story, President Bush’s disapproval rating is now at 71% — setting a new polling record. The rating is lower even than Richard Nixon just before Nixon resigned in infamy.


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