Interesting editorial from the Huffington Post on the effectiveness of torture. It begins with the observation that torture usually does get a response, that is why people like it, but the responses are never accurate nor reliable. Most of the article is a strong argument against torture, prompted by an op-ed piece written by former CIA Director Hayden and Bush’s Attorney General Mukasey. They wrote in favor of torture, a sad reflection of America’s top law enforcement officials.
Are we so morally sick, so deaf and dumb and blind, that we do not understand this? Are we so fearful, so in love with our own security and steeped in our own pain, that we are really willing to let people be tortured in the name of America? Have we so lost our bearings that we do not realize that each of us could be the hapless Argentine who sat under the Santiago’s sun, so possessed by the evil done to him that he could not stop shivering ?