Larry Wilkerson’s criticisms about Sen. Richard Burr were on point in his March 3 Point of View “For rhetoric, blame Burr.” I have only one quibble.
His text included the sentence, “As a result, some presidential candidates now vie over who will order the harshest techniques.” The lead paragraph simplifies this further: “Presidential candidates are vying to see who can be the harshest about what torture techniques they would order.”
Both statements hide an important distinction: Only Republican candidates are participating in this disgusting competition.
Especially in an election year, it is important not to blur party differences with this sort of “everybody does it” statement.
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