President God

You know it’s a bad sign when a news report — the the Washington Post, no less — starts like this:

As Congress opened hearings yesterday on the treatment of terrorism detainees, the Bush administration’s view was neatly summarized by Steven Bradbury, the Justice Department lawyer serving as lead witness. “The president,” Bradbury said, “is always right.”

Gitmo, and the whole torture industry we’ve built, isn’t changing on his watch, you can be damn sure of that.