A few days ago I wrote about how this decade will come to be known as the Hypocrisy Decade. From time to time, I will cite various new examples that support this prediction.
Extraordinary Rendition. There's a nice legal term for you. Legal in that it allows our government to do illegal things. Like send a terrorism suspect to Syria to be tortured properly -- you know, toe nails pulled, electric shocks to the groin. Not this Abu Ghraib kind of stuff.
Isn't a bit hypocritical for our government to chastise the Syrian government and call it a state sponsor of terrorism, yet at the same time, ship off terrorism suspects to that country so they can use torture techniques that are illegal here?
Yeah, let's rid the world of regimes that sponsor state terrorism. But let's not let them do our dirty work while they're still around.