Anticipating Autumn (1999)
I want the land that I love back -- green and fertile.
Here's Paul Krugman going to motive:
So why is the Bush administration so determined to torture people?
To show that it can.
The central drive of the Bush administration -- more fundamental than any particular policy -- has been the effort to eliminate all limits on the president’s power. Torture, I believe, appeals to the president and the vice president precisely because it’s a violation of both law and tradition. By making an illegal and immoral practice a key element of U.S. policy, they’re asserting their right to do whatever they claim is necessary.