Republicans in Congress are trying to pass a law that fits the very definition of evil — legalizing extraordinary rendition. I’ve written about that practice a number of times. It involves placing someone in US custody in the custody of another country that will torture them to extract information, and is morally equivalent to torturing themselves. I think we can safely refer to the Republican party as the pro-torture party at this point, can’t we?

Update: Michael Froomkin addresses the issue in the stark terms required.