TORTURE….Stuart Taylor talks about torture:
But what if nothing short of unambiguously “severe” pain — torture, that is — seems to have any chance of eliciting Mohammed’s potentially life-saving secrets? Should interrogators be prepared to cross that line? I would say no, in principle.
In practice, though, which is all that counts after all, Taylor apparently thinks differently. So does that mean it would be OK for Saddam to torture American soldiers in order to elicit information that would save Iraqi lives from a planned American assault?
No, I didn’t think so.