Thursday, January 20, 2005

Torture Myths #3

Today, I offer a pretty easy one to rebuke. But, as it is quite common, it is worth rebuking.

Myth: We should, in fact, torture captured terrorists, because they would do the same to Americans whom they captured.

Truth: This is not a good argument for torture at all. Actually, it's a fantastic argument against the use of torture. Americans are morally superior to the terrorists that we're fighting, and we should do everything we can not to behave as they do.

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