Wow…great overview and link: Torture, Same As It Ever Was — Powerful historical references, too: Some denied, on racial grounds, that Filipinos were owed the
protective limits of
civilized warfare. When, during the committee hearings, Senator Joseph Rawlins had asked General Robert Hughes whether the burning of Filipino homes by advancing U.S. troops was
within the ordinary rules of civilized warfare, Hughes had replied succinctly,
These people are not civilized.
I wonder what we’ll think of our mess in 100 years? Oh, heck…we’re on Internet time now. I’ll be fascinated to see what history makes of it in just a couple or three decades. Hopefully, I’ll be alive to see it.