I sort of think of torture like rape: It may not kill the victim, but it gives so much power to the person inflicting it and causes so much trauma to the victim that it's obviously beyond moral second-guessing: it's wrong beyond the pale. Rhetorically, I suspect that if we were officially raping females suspected of terrorism, there would be legitimate outrage.
Though one can't be sure. I'm constantly surprised by what we tolerate in this country.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here's One To Make You Stop And Think
From one of Sully's readers: