Archive - Nov 6, 2005

Stop the torture

Newsweek has a good article on why there should be a strong anti-torture policy towards prisoners of our military, no matter how heinous their crimes.

I am ashamed that our country tortures prisoners. Such torture has happened before on our watch, but mainly in times of great stress for the grunts on the ground, and without official sanction. American soldiers did some atrocious things in response to the horrible Nazi massacres of American POWs late in the war, but that was without permission from the top.

Frosty morn

Woke up to frost and a little ice on the swamp. The incredible humidity in the house accounts for the foggy fringe around the windows, I think.