I’m having a hard time pinning down a specific example to cite in text form. But the current Republican talking point for why there shouldn’t be any investigations into torture basicall says that, “people were scared after 911 and we did things to get information. To go back and revisit those decisions out of context is wrong.” Watch enough news and you’ll see it.
So, what Republicans are currently saying is that – contrary to forty years of their own rhetoric – morals really are relative. Whatever we thought of torture before and after 911 is immaterial to the fact that we felt it necessary at the time.
Talk about having your cake and eating it, too.