Re: "Even if torture works."
- From: hummingbird <ZYLYDWINUSED@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 22:19:10 +0000
On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 21:28:26 +0000, James Hammerton
mysteriously appeared thru the usenet mist to inform us thus...
>On Tue, 06 Dec 2005 23:48:44 +0000, hummingbird
>>Don't forget lardy: it's the American/British govt people that YOU
>>support who are ordering/doing the torture and trying to justify it.
>The fact he supported the invasion of Iraq does not entail support for
>the use of torture by coalition forces.
I disagree. There is no pick 'n mix option with such policies.
Supporting the overall policy also gives support, directly or
indirectly, for the tactics used to effect it. Trying to distance
oneself from the nasty bits of policy doesn't wash I'm afraid.
It's a bit like saying to Blair: "I support you starting a war as long
as you don't kill or hurt anyone". Hollow or what? In the case of
some people, I could believe they genuinely are concerned about the
American tactics being used, but not in lardy's case. He's written
enough on this NG for us to know what he thinks.
"I fear that the Prime Minister has become unhinged.
He has always tended towards being messianic."
-- Michael Portillo on Blair / Sunday Times:
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