Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Why torture is bad

Never mind the morality of not torturing, of not allowing yourself to become evil to fight evil. Never mind the fact that by torturing, you expose your own soldiers and citizens to that same treatment. Never mind the fact that by torturing, you destroy your perception in the eyes of the world as anything but another thief and murderer using a country's power to amass wealth and prestige. Never mind the fact that by torturing, you destroy your ability to lead.

Torture is bad because it doesn't work. You sell your soul, and you don't even get the safety that you sold your soul for. Here's yet another example.

Can the ‘20th hijacker’ of Sept. 11 stand trial?

Aggressive interrogation at Guantanamo may prevent his prosecution

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15361462/

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