Margolis' last point is especially important, since the former Vice-President of the United States is now going around the country telling people that he supports waterboarding and actively sought to use it when he was in office. Put differently, there is at least one member of the previous Administration walking around that is an admitted war criminal, although, to be sure, confessing to the elements of a war crime on television apparently does not, at least in this country, lead to any serious danger that one will actually be prosecuted for such crimes.
So, Dick Cheney can admit to a war crime on television, and nothing happens but cheers from the Right.
But, be a homosexual and admit to a mercy killing many years ago of your dying lover on television and get arrested.
Our priorities are all screwed up.