US PEOPLE: Torture is really really really really really bad, and we shouldn’t do it.
US GOVT: OK, makes sense. We’ll outlaw it from this day forward.
CHENEY: “Except when the CIA wants to do it”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/24/AR2005102402051.html.
US GOVT: Yes, except when the CIA wants to do it.
US PEOPLE: Nooooo!
ORWELL: Oh, fer crissakes.