Sunday, May 27, 2012


In 2004, Eric Fair was an interrogator in Iraq who used government-approved torture methods ("strong interrogation") at Abu Ghraib and Fallujah. In 2012, Eric Fair is studying to be a Presbyterian minister, and has expressed his remorse to government representatives, The Washington Post, Amnesty International, victims of other torture regimes, and the readers of the Doonesbury Sandbox. Now that he's published an editorial against torture and confessing his role, people send him emails and letters recommending suicide.

The real question is: what do you do with the rest of your life, once you've done evil and recognized that you've done evil? How should others treat you? How do you forgive the unforgivable, especially if you're the one who needs to forgive yourself?
My God, it's harrowing. Read the whole Sandbox post.

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