The United States Tortured and It Was Wrong

Brett Milam

torture1

(I’ve been meaning to do a post on the Senate’s released torture report, so I thought I’d pull together some meandering musings from a Facebook and wrestling message board post. Edited for clarity.)

The argument seems to be that we need to torture because not torturing is akin to trying to fight “the enemy” with our hand tied behind our back. They’re fighting without scruples, why can’t we? Because that’s the whole point! That’s the foundation of morality (and to a lesser extent, the law); that we make the choice to be better and to act better, lest we are no different than the ones we claim to fight for some grandiose purpose, which ultimately would make that purpose hollow if it was defended or obtained through dirty means, anyway.

Who cares what the opposition is doing? What makes us any different than them if we get dirtier or as…

View original post 340 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s