TORTURE….I haven’t commented recently on the news that we shipped al-Qaeda #2 man Khalid Shaikh Mohammed off to Pakistan for questioning allegedly because of their relaxed attitudes toward torture. I’ve written about the use of torture twice before, suggesting here that “if we lose our moral compass then we have lost the essence of what makes America worth fighting for,” and here that “conservatives, who have lately prided themselves on their moral clarity, seem to have lost their voice on this issue.”
But Jim Henley at Unqualified Offerings really provides the only reason anyone should need to oppose the use of torture:
Because we’re the fucking United States of America!
There are lines that shouldn’t be crossed no matter how tempting they are or how justified they seem in the heat of the moment. This is one of them.