I haven't posted on the torture bill yet because of its complexity, language and political implications, and because this matter is easily the most important moral decision made yet in the war on terror by the Congress, and I want to make sure I understand it entirely and have thought it through. Blogging can be instant and maybe should be instant. But I'm trying to read the actual text rather than the spin. I've learned these past few years that Cheney's legal aide, David Addington, is absolutely ruthless in making sure that the United States continues to have the capacity to torture prisoners. I've also learned that if you do not read every comma, adjective and sub-clause, you may get taken to the cleaners by this guy. I've taken my time honestly to avoid getting trapped in the spin zone, and to listen and read carefully what both sides have said. Bear with me.

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