I've mentioned in the past that I don't normally write about political, religious or otherwise controversial topics. Besides the fact I'm a middle of the road kind of guy politically, I LIKE my readers, ALL of them - so I try to stay away from the polarizing issues that tend to send 1/2 your friends packing.
But a few months ago one of my favorites shows, Boston Legal, aired an episode I thought was particularly well written and dared to take a shot at the issue of torturing Guantanamo detainees.
In this case, I have no problem admitting I don't agree that the US government has the right to deny detainees legal representation and I especially don't agree with the loophole that it's OK to torture them just because they're not technically on "American soil." Although, I can't see why this would be viewed as a particularly partisan issue. It's not like Republicans are saying "torture is good" and only Democrats are saying "torture is bad." I think it's pretty safe to assume that everyone would agree that torturing human beings is wrong. At least I would hope so.
In this episode, Alan Shore (James Spader) is suing the federal government on behalf of a client who was tortured for two years at Guantanamo Bay. Even though this issue is anything but funny, I really enjoyed Alan's dripping sarcasm in his closing argument, and thought I'd share that piece of the transcript here.