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How the Bush-Cheney years changed Andrew Sullivan’s view of America

How the Bush-Cheney years changed Andrew Sullivan’s view of America

This is harsh, but I think he captures it well. I never thought I would be a citizen of a country that endorsed torture. It still makes me sad to think about that.

I will never think of America the same way after the Bush-Cheney administration. They ripped the scales off my eyes; they proved that America isn’t, in the end, different; that its core moral principles, such as the prohibition of torture, are nostrums to be tossed aside at the whim of a few very scared and incompetent men; that the rule of law ends when it comes to presidential power, when he can simply order dipshit lawyers to say black is white; when no regret is ever truly expressed about the tens of thousands of Iraqis who died under US occupation; when the architects of these strategic and moral disasters are given legal immunity and peddle books on talkshows defending and bragging of their own awful legacy.