Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Regarding Interrogation....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/27/AR2005092701527.html

This guy says it well, with background that qualifies him to say it. Why, indeed, do we wallow with the swine when we don't have to? Nice to see a veteran of the latest wars with this kind of view.

3 Comments:

Blogger Don said...

Yes. He is directly to the point.

There have been times I sought to justify torture etc. It's not hard to construct a thought experiment in which torture becomes the most moral choice. But even then, it is a symptom of desperation. And how can we fall into that, when we don't know that the future holds even worse desperation?

I can guess under what conditions I would be rendered weak enough to coerce information. Those conditions are not met by any imprisonment circumstance at this time.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Harry said...

Our use of torture puts the lie to all of the talk about freedom and democracy on the march. The revelations of Abu Ghraib and possibly Guantanamo have a whole generation of people in the Middle East completely disbelieving the American line. I wonder how Karen Hughes is expecting to effectively combat this kind of thing on her feel good PR tour of the Middle East.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Harry , scourge of liberals said...

A brave soldier.
However I would happily drill the kneecaps of a muslim if thousands of lives could be saved.
In WW2 we had to make hard choices. So now do we within the West.
The fault lies with the US citizenry who want the Federal government to operate a mindless brute thug armed defence force to protect their lives (and $1 a gallon gas!) by all means neccesary
but want it all to be done with hugs and kisses and cuddles.So Bush et al are forced to lie and connive and obfusticate to keep away from publically admitting that the only thing the murderous Islamofascist understands is pain and that works.
You USA people need desperately need to understand Islam. It is not peace, but submission. YOUR submission . Liberty costs.

1:26 PM  

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