Torture Excuse Of The Day

By Marc Ambinder
"The incidents depicted in the video tapes were not part of a pattern of behavior." 

.....an official at the the Interior Ministry of the UAE, responding to a videotape showing a crown prince mercilessly torturing a man.

 

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2009/04/torture-excuse-of-the-day/16514/