The predictable screeching from the heroes and patriots on the right about the release of the “torture memoranda” reveals the disturbing pathology of those who authored the memoranda, their superiors, and their apologists in the media. It is a pathology of rank cowardice: not a single one of these individuals who loudly advocate the use of torture ever summoned the personal courage to serve their country in uniform, and thus subject themselves to the risk of capture and torture by our enemies. The list is virtually the pantheon of conservative, Republican “leadership”: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, John Kyl, Roy Blunt, John Cornyn, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and on and on through the ranks of Republican “patriots”. The torture memo authors (John Yoo, Steven Bradbury, Jay Bybee) and media sycophants (Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Hannity, Beck et al) who decry the “soft” approach of the Democrats are even worse: plump, blow-dried girlie-men who would pee their pants at the mere threat of waterboarding. Limbaugh, who is possibly only trumped by Dick Cheney in his quest to escape military service, is the most egregious offender: the pilonidal pussy with the patriot pin, who dared to suggest that “torture works because it broke John McCain”. These men shame America.