Leading conservative American commentator Andrew Sullivan, days after September 11:
The middle part of the country – the great red zone that voted for Bush – is clearly ready for war. The decadent left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead – and may well mount a fifth column.
Sullivan, today, after hearing Republican presidential nominee Rudy Giuliani, when asked whether water-boarding was torture, responded, “It depends on who does it“:
If the Khmer Rouge does it, it’s torture. If the United States does it, it’s not. This man cannot be allowed to be president of the United States. He believes that the United States is above morals and the president of the United States is above the law. He is a tyrant to the depths of his being.