Monday, June 8, 2009

Torture = Evil

Torture is immoral. Torture is illegal. Torture endangers us. Torture doesn't work - unless you intend to cause pain or elicit false confessions.

From Paul Krugman:
Let’s say this slowly: the Bush administration wanted to use 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So it tortured people to make them confess to the nonexistent link.

There’s a word for this: it’s evil.

We used to know that. Check this poster out from WWII:

What happened?

1 comment:

Jodie said...

It also tortured them to confess to the non existing weapons of mass destruction.

And Cheney has proudly confessed to doing so.

What happened?

You become like your enemy.