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(Stonekettle Station) The Road to Hell

See, let’s just say that torture is a reliable and effective means of interrogation. It’s not, but for the sake of argument let’s say it is.

So?

Theft is an effective means of making a living.

Murder is an effective means of winning an argument.

Abortion is an effective means of ending a pregnancy.

Terrorism is an effective means of conveying a political point.

Follow me?

Again, if you’re going to lay claim to the moral high ground, then you’d better walk the walk or you’re nothing but a miserable hypocrite and no better than your enemies.

via Stonekettle Station: The Road to Hell.

Plain talk from Jim Wright, former intelligence officer and Alaskan Resident talking about torture and what it has done to America.

Torture proponents like to invoke “the ticking bomb” but I haven’t seen real life examples of it. Of course, even if I did, I wouldn’t be persuaded. In the Gospels Jesus said that it is better to put out an eye than to walk into Hell with both eyes open. He also asked “What does it profit a man to gain the world if he loses his soul.”

President Bush, VP Cheney and their minions lost America’s soul by ordering the torture program. President Obama abandoned America’s soul by steadfastly refusing to bring torturers to account and blocking efforts at accountability.

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