Trent Lott Interview

Last week's Sunday New York Times Magazine featured an interview with Trent Lott. The opening topic is his hair and whether it's real. They move onto torture, and he again takes the position using dogs to threaten prisoners at Abu Ghraib is fine:

You recently created a stir when you defended the interrogation techniques at Abu Ghraib.

Most of the people in Mississippi came up to me and said: ''Thank Goodness. America comes first.'' Interrogation is not a Sunday-school class. You don't get information that will save American lives by withholding pancakes.

But unleashing killer dogs on naked Iraqis is not the same as withholding pancakes.

I was amazed that people reacted like that. Did the dogs bite them? Did the dogs assault them? How are you going to get people to give information that will lead to the saving of lives?

He does a little better with gay adoption:

How do you feel about gay men adopting and raising children? It's so important that children have parents or family that love them. There are a lot of adopted children who have loving parents, and it comes in different ways with different people in different states.
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