Friday, September 29, 2006

This is what waterboarding looks like

Waterboarding -- it's not about gaining information.

It's about eliciting confessions.

From the article:

Bottom line: Not only do waterboarding and the other types of torture currently being debated put us in company with the most vile regimes of the past half-century; they're also designed specifically to generate a (usually false) confession, not to obtain genuinely actionable intel. This isn't a matter of sacrificing moral values to keep us safe; it's sacrificing moral values for no purpose whatsoever.

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Blogger erika rathje said...

When it comes to controversy, the US government is never about the truth, and that will get them in a LOT of hot water. Having said that, they're not the only government that does so, but they're the one the world is watching.

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