Not taking sides

Plus ça change plus c'est la même chose

The headline on the New York Times reads: “Obama avoids taking sides on effectiveness of CIA techniques.”[1]

Seriously, you can’t take sides on torture? If you can’t say something definitive about the abhorrent use of torture by the CIA and their operatives, then you shouldn’t be in charge of a nation that sees itself as just and compassionate.

This is not difficult. We have no right to complain about human rights violations in other countries when we are an unrepentent violator.


  1. Baker, P. (2014, December 10). Obama Avoids Taking Sides on Effectiveness of C.I.A. Techniques. The New York Times. Retrieved December 10, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/us/politics/obama-effectiveness-cia-torture.html [Link](Baker, P. (2014, December 10). Obama Avoids Taking Sides on Effectiveness of C.I.A. Techniques. The New York Times. Retrieved December 10, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/us/politics/obama-effectiveness-cia-torture.html)