Thursday, January 06, 2005

Gonzales

I noticed the following quote on the second page of this Washington Post story

Responding to questions about the administration's decision not to apply the Geneva Conventions to the war against the al Qaeda terrorist network, Gonzales said that conclusion was "absolutely the right decision," because doing otherwise "would make it more difficult for our troops to win. . . ."


So we didn't want to do something because it would make it more difficult for our troops to win. So the ends (easier victory) justify the means (more torture). When you want to maintain the moral high ground, sometimes you do things that do make it more difficult to "win" because it's the right thing to do.

This administration doesn't know much about the right thing to do.

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