Torture is bad… unless it works

April 21st, 2009


The BBC news website today reports that former USA Vice President, Dick Cheney, is urging the CIA to release memos which make it clear that waterboarding actually works.

Apparently, Mr. Cheney’s has a problem with the fact that certain Bush Administration memos have been published recently which attempt to justify waterboarding without actually showing that it works. Mr. Cheney wants everyone to know that it is a successful technique.

“One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is that they put out the legal memos… but they didn’t put out the memos that show the success of the effort.” (Dick Cheney)

So let me get this right, torture is bad unless it works?

Is it working yet? No? Well, keep going because we are breaking the law until it does.

Is it working yet? No? Well, keep going because we are breaking the law until it does.

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