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Toward a just war theory . . . of torture
I do not subscribe to the theory that torture is only torture if it leaves lasting scars. Even if I did, William Saletan explains why mental torture is still torture. Key quote: "You can't torture the mind without altering the...
Torture In Guantánamo: The Force-feeding Of Hunger Strikers
In 1988, when Ronald Reagan signed the U.N. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), and declared that it marked “a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment,” the commitment of the [...
Torture, Plain and Simple
Since the release of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) torture memos a few weeks ago, the public discussion about torture has been robust, to say the least. First of all, it’s important to keep in mind that empirical evidence suggests that torture is an ineffective tool in securing valid information...
A Consequentialist Justification for Torture
The New York Times wonders whether history might judge the Bush Administration's repeated use of torture (including 266 applications of waterboarding on two al-Qaeda detainees) favorably if it could be shown that torture yielded high-value information that kept the U...
No, the U.S. Doesnt Torture!
According to recent reports: “The CIA waterboarded two al-Qaida terror suspects a total of 266 times, according to a report that suggests the use of the torture technique was much more extensive than previously thought...
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Pop quiz! This Friday, June 26 is: A: International Day in Support of Torture Victims B: The U.N. anniversary of the day the Convention Against Torture came into effect C: A day to take action and demand accountability for torture D: All of the above If you answered "D," you are correct! [...
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