This article by Andrew Sullivan lays out the powerful evidence of the moral corruption of the Bush Administration in its policies on the treatment of prisoners. The most devastating part, for me, is a quote from a heroic American officer named Ian Fishback, who has been instrumental in bringing these abuses to the attention of Congress. He said,
“If we abandon our ideals in the face of adversity and aggression, then those ideals were never really in our possession. I would rather die fighting than give up even the smallest part of the idea that is ‘America’.”
What more can possibly be said? Go read the article. Right now.