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Thread #156284   Message #3685266
Posted By: Don Firth
12-Dec-14 - 11:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
Subject: RE: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
I strongly agree with the comments of John P., just above.

And—I take strong exception to those across the pond and/or north or south of the borders who look down their noses at "Americans" for allegedly condoning atrocities such as torture perpetrated by agencies of the government. There is damned little that I, as a private citizen, can do about it other than speak out in protest, express my anger and disapproval—and vote.

"Not in MY name!"

In times past, how many devout Christians who took their religion from what Jesus taught in the Gospels, were outraged at the actions of that agency of the Church, the Inquistion? Quite a few, I suspect.   

There is was word for those who condemn everyone of a particular group for the actions of a few members of that group.   I'll leave it to others to work it out.

Particularly ironic when one's own country is more than a bit "iffy" in that regard….

Don Firth