Torture is never justified
I recommend the film:
The 2007 film, “Rendition,” is a powerful story examining the question of torture and the CIA and Pentagon’s use/sanctioning of it. I highly recommend that you view, also, the bonus material documentary which explores, through interviews, those who have themselves suffered (or have loved ones who have thus suffered) under the CIA’s extraordinary rendition (the practice of sending foreigners to torture camps worldwide to extract information from them.)
I oppose torture. I do not care whether it, as a method to acquire intelligence, functions or fails – for that is not the question. Torture is evil. There is no exception. The end does not justify the means. Under no circumstance is torture (physical or psychological) nor suspension of habeas corpus justified.
I highly recommend the film “Rendition” to you.
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