One Christian Soldier, two faces

"'No, we're not going to go home,' said Bill Tierney, a young daughter at his side. 'Terri is not dead until she's dead' . . . [Mr. Tierney] cried as he talked about watching the Schiavo spectacle on television..." Vs. Bill Tierney on torture 6 weeks earlier: "'I tried to be nuanced and culturally aware. But the suspects didn't break'... Suddenly Tierney's temper rose. 'They did not break!' he shouted. 'I'm here to win. I'm here so our civilization beats theirs!'... Asked about Abu Ghraib, Tierney said that for an interrogator, 'sadism is always right over the hill. You have to admit it. Don't fool yourself – there is a part of you that will say, 'This is fun.'" (Whiskey Bar)

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