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The following letter to the editor in today's Oregonian irked me so much I had to submit a rebuttal.

Do whatever it takes to win

I am so angry I could spit. This idea that using waterboarding is torture and cannot be tolerated is insane. Tell that to the father of Nicholas Berg.

I know it's been a while and politics tends to really skew one's memory, but he was the young man whose head was sawn off on tape as the world watched in horror.

These wimped-out ideas are not only nuts but border on treason.

[it goes on in this manner for a bit more.]

BILL CASEY
Northeast Portland


In today's letter column, Bill Casey writes that, "This idea that using waterboarding is torture and cannot be tolerated is insane. Tell that to the father of Nicholas Berg" and that these ideas "border on treason." It's interesting because Michael Berg, the father of Nicholas, ran for congress in 2006 on the Green party ticket and took a strong anti-war, anti-bush stance. He doesn't like people using his dead son to make pro-war political points and he opposes torture and the occupation of Iraq. Should he be arrested for treason?

Matt Bors
SE Portland
12.20.2007 |



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