This morning, Joe Scarborough sent out the following tweet:

One of two things is happening here. Either the host of MSNBC’s very own torture program Morning Joe is displaying his internalization of the commonly agreed upon opinion that torturing humans is bad as a cover to express his desire for the United States to engage in torture regardless or he does not understand that torture and “enhanced interrogation” are the same things.

As a quick refresher, here are some of the “enhanced interrogation” techniques the CIA has publicly admitted to using during George W. Bush’s first term in office:

  • Cramped confinement
  • Cramped confinement “with an insect”
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Stress positions
  • Waterboarding

Is Joe Scarborough stupid or evil? It doesn’t matter.