The former secretary of state defends outsourcing torture.
The president justifies secretly spying on citizens.
The object of terrorism is to try to force us to change our way of life, is to force us to retreat, is to force us to be what we’re not. And that’s — they’re going to fail. They’re simply going to fail.
George W. Bush – October 23, 2001
Either we have become what we’re not, or this is really what we’ve always been.