From a reader in response to my Bloggingheads session with Peter Beinart:
This is driving me crazy. Peter argues that aspects of the “War on Terror” are recruiting tool, and cites Abu Ghraib. NO CONSERVATIVE IS DEFENDING ABU GHRAIB so this is a strawman. It’s not merely fallacious, but slanderous in its implication that conservatives thought Abu Ghraib was fine. It’s the same thing with his citation of foreign allies torturing people. While I’m sure there are conservatives who support that, it is by no means a conservative position (I’m using conservative to refer to people who support the idea that this should be treated as a war.).