I post on the disgrace of our government's blind eye when it comes to detainee abuse, torture, extraordinary rendition, and the like. For me, it's a core moral issue and I'm constantly dismayed at our government's complicity and at the public's disregard. Even the blogging world goes lightly on this issue, with a handful of exceptions.
One of those exceptions is Body and Soul. And there you'll find the post I wish I wrote, that speaks of and to my heart, while listing the latest news in the torture world. Children imprisoned at abu Ghraib, the use of dogs to threaten imprisoned children, the refusal to release innocent detainees, CIA lies and Army complicity in hiding prisoners (ghost detainees) at abu Ghraib, details of
abuse torture at Baghram. It's appalling and it's true.
Go read Body and Soul's post and then can you please tell me, in this day of the values voter and discussions about religious principles and America the Christian nation, where is the outrage? If values don't apply here, where do they apply? If religious principles aren't relevant here are they relevant anywhere? If this is a Christian nation then how deeply has Christ's message been subverted so that this isn't on the Church's radar screen? Tell me, how does this make sense? I can't understand it. I really can't.