Torture As The Ring, Ctd.

A reader writes:

Your post reminds me of what Yoda said to Luke in The Empire Strikes Back.

Luke: "Is the dark side Dark Side stronger?"

Yoda: "No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive."

Cheney used the phrase "the dark side" approvingly almost immediately after 9/11. We are living with the darkness he embraced.