May 4, 2011

NITWICK

Still Stupid, Still Wrong, Still Immoral: Why the death of Osama Bin Laden shouldn't change our views about torture—or of the people who approved it. (Dahlia Lithwick, May 4, 2011, Slate)

[T]he subject of illegally torturing people for information appears to be open for discussion yet again. So before I rehearse my argument, allow me to suggest that the only reason we are having this discussion at all is because we have tortured people.

Not quite. The reason is that we've done it, and will do so again--because it's popular in democracies and we are one--but the chattering classes oppose it.

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Posted by at May 4, 2011 5:53 PM
  

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