Sunday, November 04, 2007

Technically it's not evil - just monstrous

At a Huckleberries Online thread about whether or not waterboarding is torture (consensus: yes), commenter brentandrews made a good point:
Yes, torture, definitely. If there is even a debate, it's probably torture. You don't hear people debating whether or not picking up trash on the side of the road is torture.
I mean, really, do we want America to be the country that pretty much doesn't torture? The country that's just barely on the acceptable side of human rights? I'd like my country to stay well within the purview of acceptable behavior, myself.

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