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Apologizing for America

The New York Times published an article on Sunday claiming that the Bush Administration will be disputing the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee report (click here to download) condemning the use of torture by the CIA in the years immediately following 9/11.  This is particularly disappointing given that it's become increasingly clear that the United States did, in fact, engage in conduct that constitutes torture. While many Americans are often quick to talk about American exceptionalism, the same individuals generally avoid honest discussions about what's transpired when our nation falls short of the high standards we claim to live by. The problem with such an imbalanced perspective is that a nation that can't admit it's faults can never outgrow such faults. Whereas Mitt Romney repeatedly chastised the American...

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