Torture? Racism? Genocide? When It Means Everything, It Means Nothing

May 30th, 2011

By Dan Miller How the accusatory left tortures the meaning of words. The phenomenon of conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places, sharing some characteristics of one another, become confused until there seems to be only a single identity — the differences appear to become lost. Michael Ledeen’s torture […]


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Hard Questions on Interrogation

September 2nd, 2009

In his column in The Washington Post yesterday, Richard Cohen took a thoughtful approach to questions surrounding the controversy over enhanced interrocation techniques.  When the the absolutes of political ideology are stripped away, the questions that remain are very difficult to answer.  Even the terms of the discussion are controversial and often misleading.  “Torture” is defined by one […]


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Scare Thine Enemy

June 1st, 2009

The bottom line is we have to scare our enemies — scare them so badly that their hate begins to be tempered by fear and respect for the savage nation that will not hesitate to use their own tactics against them.


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The Politics of Torture

May 12th, 2009

This issue of “torture” has become so political that it’s virtually impossible to have a rational discussion.  As with so many other issues in today’s highly-charged partisan environment, most of those on the left are against it, and most of those on the right are for it.  What utter nonsense. Despite the glib, throw-away pronouncements of those who don’t […]


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Generals for Human Rights

January 26th, 2009

They didn’t look the part of tough-as-nails military commanders-just another group of smiley faces in business suits clustered behind a president and politely clapping as he signed some documents. Yet a big page in the history of human rights was turned last week, when 16 retired generals and admirals flanked President Obama while he signed […]


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