Or at least their idol was:
[T]he Gipper signed a bill defining torture and offering no exceptions to it whatsoever.
1. “…torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession…”
2. “No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.”
And Republicans agree with Reagan on everything…right, right? Read more, as well as an argument for the necessity of universally condoning torture (ex. waterboarding) if it is to be even logically legitimate, here.Published in