Conventional wisdom defends Common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions with the saying, "What goes around, comes around". When we mistreat prisoners of war, it says, it motivates our enemies to achieve a tat for our tit.
Americans, blessed by God from sea to shining sea, know this and were disgusted by the news that America tortured people. They got angry and the Supreme Court, even stoked as it is with activist judges, decided to uphold the law and ordered the Bush administration to about-face. John McCain, maverick until proven conservative, got involved and passed legislation to revert our army field manuals to their law-abiding days.
All of this was accorded the full attention of the Bush administration, which is to say it was ignored.
The second round of God-blessed torture tantrums has just kicked off with an editorial from Retired Gen. P.X. Kelley (Reagan appointed commandant of the Marine Corps from 1983 to 1987) and Robert F. Turner (former lawyer in the Reagan whitehouse).
Read it here
The infotainment industry continues to portray any dissent of president Bush's policies as the mad ravings of the lunatic left. This is their idea of balance. It gives them contented feelings to do this. They smile when they do this. Pretty, pretty, perfect-teeth and helmet-hair smiles.
The unvarnished truth is America can't abide Bush from sea to shining sea. God bless it.
ADDENDUM: Senator Dianne Feinstein joins Mr. Kelly and Mr. Turner and says it is time to close Guantanamo