I'm very worried about Eric Holder, Obama's pick for attorney general. Last week, during his confirmation hearing, he did something that sent shivers down my spine--he called torture, "torture."
I'm not the only one who was rattled by that. The current AG, Michael Mukasey, worries that once you start calling torture, "torture," you create the possibility that torturers will be prosecuted for it.
He's right, but it's even worse than he thinks. You see, it's a slippery slope. Once you call torture, "torture," and start prosecuting torturers, what's to stop you from calling rape, "rape," and murder, "murder" and prosecuting rapists and murderers. Before long, a good chunk of Pentagon's command structure and its associated contractors could be under indictment. Heck, after that, there'd be no one left to bring democracy and freedom to the countries we bomb.
And that's just a part of the problem. Prosecuting torturers and rapists would also wreak havoc on our fundraising and legislative efforts.
So get on the phone and call your Senators. We have to stop Holder before he forces Justice to pursue justice.