Wise words from the President on torture

Former Pres. Bill Clinton, that is.

Yes, the "big dog" himself was interviewed on NPR this morning.

I think it's interesting that whatever you think of his politics, he has the effect of widening the debate and showing that we have an extremely narrow range of perspectives in politics (and the media) today.

On torture for example, he pointed out that not only is it against American values, but that it doesn't actually work because people just tell you what they want to hear. Ultimately of course it also endangers Americans captured overseas who might be subject to the same kinds of torture that the Bush administration has favored.

Certainly a breath of fresh air in the current confused debate.

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