Rachel Maddow reports that Navy medical personnel are involved in the force-feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. This is a breach of their oaths as physicians and a violation of international rules, which the United States has adopted against torture.
No physician may treat a person who is mentally sound and above the age of majority against that person's will. I don't care if that physician is in the Navy or not -- such an order is unlawful and no physician should obey it. Oh, of course, I'm sure there will be some justification, somewhere, and that may well have the word "orders" in it.
Am I missing something here -- what if George Bush had done something like this? Where are the progressives on this? Where are the liberals? Do we only care if it's our side that's wielding the stick or wearing the boot?
Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.