- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at email@example.com.
I hate the fact that my country’s leaders panicked after 9/11 and embraced torture. It saddens me to watch this.
I can still remember when it was the bad guys who tortured people in the movies. Here’s the test I think is useful for judging abuse: What would I think of this being used against captured U.S. military personnel? Or kidnapped reporters?