Saturday, May 14, 2011

‘Enhanced’ to the point of torture

"We ought to put to rest the debate about whether “enhanced interrogation,” the euphemism for torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment promoted by Dick Cheney and some other officials of the Bush administration, contributed to the death of Osama bin Laden more than two years after the end of that administration and several years after it reportedly abandoned such practices. Almost certainly, the main arguments put forward by both sides in this debate are valid some of the time and not valid at other times. Ultimately, however, this is a debate that leads nowhere"

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