David Kirkpatrick

February 1, 2008

It looks like torture …

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:51 pm

… is getting the same multiple post treatment the Ron Paul newsletter scandal received.

I don’t see torture as a left/right issue, and I’m always amazed at the apologists coming from the right. This is a good example from the Corner.

A source I’ve left out of previous posts on the subject is this article published in the New Yorker last August.

This quote from the article echoes my thoughts. It comes from Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a critic of the Bush administration’s use of “harsh interrogation” techniques:

… the C.I.A.’s secret interrogation program, Senator Levin said, has undermined the public’s trust in American justice, both here and abroad. “A guy as dangerous as K.S.M. is, and half the world wonders if they can believe him—is that what we want?” he asked. “Statements that can’t be believed, because people think they rely on torture?”

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