Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Moral clarity"

What does Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani think of waterboarding? Asked at a town hall meetign whether it was torture, he equivocated:

I’m not sure it is... It depends on how it’s done. It depends on the circumstances. It depends on who does it.
Translation: it's OK when Americans do it, but not OK when done to Americans or by America's enemies.

This is what Republicans call "moral clarity". And it's what the rest of us call pure hypocrisy.