McIlheran and other torture advocates get upset when anyone points out that by torturing its detainees the United States is aligning itself with countries like Iraq, Syria, and Egypt of recent years and dictatorial governments of the past from the Soviet Union and Germany. Yet no one’s upset that a mentally ill man was tortured until he provided information about imaginary plots?
Long term, is it Al-Qaeda or people like McIlheran posing a threat to our democracy?
And the Brawler is back in the ring to give old Pat some lessons of his own, both here and there, and my guess is that Brawler is just warming up. Here's a sample to whet your appetite:
As one might expect for an essay that manages to describe both Hitler and Stalin as leftists, there's a great deal of sloppy, reductionist thinking in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel conservative columnist Patrick McIlheran's recent blog post "Right-wingers, such as Stalin."