25 April 2009

And a 5th Way ...

In addition to the points I made in my previous post, torture apologists need to be confronted with the details of when and why BushCo decided to torture people. In that regard, these two segments I heard on npr last night [1] [2] are useful. It turns out, for example, that the "usable intelligence" allegedly obtained by torturing detainees actually emerged from legal interrogation techniques. Once you push back slightly on their broad general claims, it turns out that the 'torture works' argument is unsustainable.



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