Are We Really So Fearful? – washingtonpost.com
Are We Really So Fearful? – washingtonpost.com:
Can’t the United States see that when we allow someone to be tortured by our agents, it is not only the victim and the perpetrator who are corrupted, not only the “intelligence” that is contaminated, but also everyone who looked away and said they did not know, everyone who consented tacitly to that outrage so they could sleep a little safer at night, all the citizens who did not march in the streets by the millions to demand the resignation of whoever suggested, even whispered, that torture is inevitable in our day and age, that we must embrace its darkness?
well… can we. This has been my ongoing argument on torture for many posts… do you really want to be the nation, the person in the nation, that approves of torture? where does torture stop? it does not stop. one day you will wake up and realize that someone tortured a full grown man, someone tortured a full grown women and you will be shocked that someone tortured a child. But there is no difference in torture, the idea is that torture is about knowledge, and children and parents, and everyone have knowledge. If you think, for one minute, that only evil people will be tortured, you are wrong, there is no border between good an evil that torturers will not cross to ‘save lives’.