Earlier I worried that critics of the Neil Livingstone campaign might need to be concerned about the prospect of kidnapping. It turns out I underestimated him—they really need to worry about death squads, as Mother Jones reports.
Mr. Livingstone, it seems, thinks that there are times when government death squads are necessary:
He stressed that he was morally opposed to mass murder, but Livingstone acknowledged that there was a time and a place for such excessive measures. "In reality, death squads are an extremely effective tool, however odious, in combating terrorism and revolutionary challenges," he wrote. The larger problem, Livingstone argued, was one of optics—he quoted a former US intelligence officer who suggested the El Salvadorans should stop leaving bodies on the side of the road because "they have an ocean and they ought to use it."
The whole piece is a must-read for any of the thirteen people who are still considering voting for this extremist.