“This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we’re going to ruin people’s lives over it and we’re going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I’m talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of a need to blow some steam off?”
–Rush Limbaugh on the torture at Abu Ghraib
Yes, soldiers need to blow off some steam. That’s what R&R is for. You don’t blow off steam on prisoners. Not if you’re a professional soldier. There are ways of getting information from people without acting as bad as the regime your trying to replace. Rush has never been one of my favorite people, but I don’t want to be invited to any of his parties if that’s what he calls a ‘good time’.