the good guys torture

Some wingnut says we’re accustomed to torture and that’s a good thing:

Without getting into the substance of the controversy, I’m doubting that there will be a lot of popular outrage over any of the allegations of abuse.

Right or wrong, I think the average American assumes that some rough stuff goes on behind the scenes and that’s okay.

Hollywood tells us so…

I’ve long been fascinated with the disconnect between what pundits, politicians and various activist groups complain about and the status of interrogation techniques in the popular culture.

In countless films and TV shows the good guys — not the bad guys — do things to get important information that makes all of the harsh methods and allegedly criminal techniques in the IG report seem like an extra scoop of ice cream and a Swedish massage.