She was on The View today. For all her positioning, her public statement is quite close to Bush's who also inveighs against torture, while authorizing it as policy. Clinton won't call the techniques in question torture; and she won't explicitly rule out specific techniques. I remain skeptical of her bona fides on the matter. She is characterologically unable to take a clear stand. And yet she wants to enjoy the global benefits of a clear stand. She can't have it both ways. If you want to end torture as an instrument of American policy, I don't believe Hillary Clinton is your candidate.

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