Monday, March 10, 2008

Myths of Torture

Given that President Bush just vetoed legislation that would prevent the CIA from using torture techniques on detainees--people who have who have suddenly found themselves under the jurisdiction of no legal structure whatsoever and thus vulnerable to any and every caprice of their captors--it bears repeating that torture does not work.

It takes about two minutes to understand why torture does not work as a form of information extraction, and why the justifications for it are always falsely premised.

I submit the following.

Via BoingBoing.

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