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  •  Torture works. It's still a crime (0+ / 0-)

    Depending on what you want to accomplish, I suspect that torture can be highly effective.

    It makes people want the torture to stop and coerces them to do things they wouldn't otherwise do.  I don't know if it's an effective interrogation technique.  Maybe it is, when used by someone who knows how.

    So what?

    Torture is inhumane.  It is wrong.  Good people don't do it.  Powerful people, with other means of protecting themselves, don't do it.

    This country faces no threat so grave that it is worth sacrificing our humanity.

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