A Washington Post opinion piece which pretty well sums up why I can’t in good conscience be a Republican anymore (that and the Koch Brothers):
[Karl Rove] defended the use of waterboarding and other controversial interrogation techniques based on the results they’ve produced and Justice Department interpretations of international laws.
“If this were torture, then President Obama has a moral responsibility to go after those people. And he would have if it met the test of the law,” Rove said.
“This kept us safe. I can’t tell you the details. But I know this: The information we got from targets kept us safe, led us to al Qaeda targets. I’m comfortable with the judgment of history on this.” —http://www.fdlreporter.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013130207033
Ugh. That’s just–disgusting. He’s not only defending torture, but he’s saying that it’s fine because it got results.
As Steve Taylor says in I Blew Up the Clinic Real Good, “The ends don’t justify the means anytime!” (Some people have misunderstood, but that song is against bombing clinics because–as the line says–the ends don’t justify the means.)