"Uncle," I Cried
Okay, I know, I know. Philosophy and Conlaw? Boring as fuck. I give the people what they want in the post below. It did sort of grow in the writing---I was going for something quite a bit smaller originally, but I just couldn't stop myself after I'd started playing around with the "throwing national security under the bus" metaphor. Really, Analogies is a cry for help? As in, I desperately need help figuring out how otherwise normal people find themselves writing these bootlicking apologias for torture, let alone how anybody, normal or not, could be pissed that all these torture reports are coming out---pissed that the reports are coming out, but otherwise fine with the torture. [It's not torture. We don't torture.--ed.]
With that, I'm done till there's a senior essay on my advisor desk...uh, mine, not just anybody's.