I'm not exactly sure what happened to all the cold air that was supposed to be around, but it's not here. The temperature is already over 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It won't take much more of this and the plants will conclude that it is spring.
At one time we were to have single digit lows early this week, but I it just hasn't come to pass. I suspect that is okay with most folks. We've had plenty of winter for Virginia. We had our one good snow of the year. It anyone wants to see more, I suggest they head north.
The one interesting article that I saw this morning aside from all the problems that seem to devil us is an opinion piece, "Tortured Logic," by a soldier who was at Abu Ghraib among other places as an Army interrogator. The article which was in today's NY Times closes with this statement.
Those who serve in the prisons of Iraq deserve to know clearly the difference between legal and illegal orders. Soldiers on the ground need a commander in chief who does not seek strained legalisms that "permit" the use of torture. The McCain amendment, prohibiting "cruel, inhuman, or degrading" treatment in all instances, is an accurate reflection of the true values of the military and American society. We should adhere to it strictly and in all cases. I know, from personal experience, that any leeway given will be used to maximum effect against detainees. No slope is more slippery, I learned in Iraq, than the one that leads to torture.
It is hard to argue with that statement.