Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Daily Show on the Torture Memo

The Daily Show on the torture memo stuff:

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We Don't Torture
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I also like Dan Froomkin's response to Cheney claiming we are more safe when we torture people: Call his bluff.

However, in the end, it doesn't matter whether we are more safe, or feel more safe, when we torture people. It's wrong. If we want to be a country with any moral authority, we need to stop doing it. It's nice to have a president that fundamentally understands this.

4 comments:

brownie said...

Q: Why is moral authority, in a secular world, more important than raw, physical authority (the kind demonstrated through torture)?

PG said...

A: Secular does not equal immoral. The spirit of God exists in us and those who worship God will worship God is spirit and in truth.

-- chase said...

"However, in the end, it doesn't matter whether we are more safe, or feel more safe, when we torture people. It's wrong."

AMEN. I've been wishing for weeks that some commentator on the radio or TV would make this point. It seems like everybody is asking whether or not torture "works."

I'd like to introduce a similar question into various other debates of life and death and see the response from both sides: Does assisted suicide work? Does abortion work? The "effectiveness" of torture is a red herring of the highest order.

Fingtree said...

I want to know why it's impeachable under oath (perjury), to lie about having sex with an intern that affected few, and how it is not impeachable to lie, under oath, about torture that affected the international world.
Witch hunting we will go