The torture story is spilling out in Washington, with knock-on effects around the world, including Britain with this Scottish Daily Mail headline coming out tomorrow. In Britain a carefully chosen judge will be appointed to hold an enquiry, as with Westminster paedophile rings, or Blair’s involvement with the Iraq War, and in every case, nothing will happen.
The other technique is to say paedophile rings, torture, and lying to get wars started are all historic things.
Substitute ‘was’ with ‘is’.
Such things are just business as usual.