Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ken Davis Has Three Questions for President Obama

The oddly beautiful thing about history is that the old cliche is true: it does repeat itself. Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About History and America's Hidden History looks back to the 1960s and compares and contrasts how the Johnson administration attempted to deal with the aftermath of racial violence and rioting across America versus how the current Obama administration is handling the issues of torture, Guantanamo, and national security.

Three Basic Questions About Torture

President Obama’s semi-surreal and disconnected “debate” on Thursday with former Vice-President Cheney over Guantanamo, torture and national security provides an opportune moment to pose Three Good Questions for our times.

Actually, the questions were asked by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967–

“– What happened?
– Why did it happen?
– What can be done to prevent it from happening again and again?”

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