- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?