I was listening to NPR cover the release of the CIA Torture Report where I heard David Brooks mention George Orwell's essay "Politics and The English Language".
Listening to clips of people using the acronym EIT for Enhanced Interrogation Technique upset me so much that I read Orwell's essay, for the first time, last night.
Here's a quote, written in 1946, that best applies to recent events.
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible.”
NPR also played a clip of Senator McCain defending the release of the report. Good for him!#Orwell #CIA #Torture