Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Most Dangerous Game

Rudy Giuliani describes his views on torture and distinguishes it from agressive questioning at NYT's The Caucus. Now look at the horrified comments and see if you agree that "that Rudolph Giuliani is a dangerous man".

Nothing follows.


Blogger Fat Man said...

The commenters on the NYTimes blogs, and their cousins who write letters to the editors thereof, are demented fruitcakes. They hate Giuliani from way-back because he made Times square safe for tourists and the massage parlors were replaced by Disney stores, and they hate tourists and Disney.

There is no coherent or sensible theory of government or warfare that forbids the sovereign from using any necessecary means of interrogation to prevent attack on its citizens by foreign terrorists.

The only criticism of "torture" that has any validity is that it does not work. But that is merely prudential.

Further, foreign aliens have no rights under the US Constitution.

Finally, water boarding is not torture under any coherent definition of torture. Not every unpleasant experience is torture and one that does no bodily damage or even involve the infliction of pain is not torture.

10/25/2007 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Mike H. said...

There's an Air Force school that waterboards every student, so they know what to expect if they're captured by a uniformed enemy. Unfortunately they can have no advance training for what will happen if they're captured by al-Qaeda.
The argument against aggressive interrogation is being made by a bunch of simpering idiots.

10/25/2007 11:42:00 PM  

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