That's because they're actually missing part of their brains.
OK, so maybe that doesn't make them retarded. It makes them handicapped.
Handicapped? Is that the right word? How about "deficient"?
We're not just talking about Cheney and Rummy. And Geoffrey Abu Ghraib Gitmo Colonel.
But talking head Peggy Noonan. She's not playing with a full deck, either.
And talking head Cliff May. Oy. I can remember way back when Cliff was Clifford, and a liberal. I think. Didn't think he was pro-torture. Why would anyone be? What happened? Did someone brainwash the miror neurons out of his brain?
Beyond finally acknowledging the dreadful state of moral decay that has crippled the empathy centers of vast numbers of Americans, there is the question of -- how did this plague come to pass?
Who or what removed/inactivated the mirror neurons from millions of Americans?
Did Mommy long ago leave out the instruction on not doing shitty things to others, in particular, not hurting other living beings?
LEARNING MOMENT FOR GEORGE AND MOMMY
It's ok to kick a rock. It has no feelings.
Rock. Frog. They're different.
Stop. No. That's a frog, Georgie, don't put that firecracker in the frog, George. No. I said, no.
Stop it, George!
George, if you put a lit firecracker in one more frog, I am going to slap you silly.
There. [sound of slap]
Now, do as you're told.
Stop torturing those frogs.
[sound of brutal slap]
Got that, boy?
Yup. Got it.
Anyone for ahimsa?