The Poor Case for Torture

Augusta, GA columnist Austin Rhodes reiterated his support for torture by publishing his thoughts from six years ago.

I’m going to try to address the column point by point, but I think that many of these points are not the real reasons we should oppose torture. Continue reading

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By Dan Froomkin

By this point, there really should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that torture was widely used during the last administration — and that nothing like that should ever happen again.

The new, comprehensive report out today from an august, bipartisan commission goes a…

Dan Froomkin’s Temporary Tumblr Depository: New Torture Reports Blames Obama and the Media for Not Confronting the Truth

Maine’s Commissioner of the Department of Corrections Joseph Ponte on Reducing His State’s Solitary Confinement Population

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Stop Solitary: Maine’s Commissioner of the Department of Corrections Joseph Ponte on Reducing His State’s Solitary Confinement Population

Here’s my question: if it would have been dishonest to leave torture out of the film entirely, how is it not dishonest to leave out how generally ineffective it was, how morally corrupting, how totally it enraged the entire Arab world, how often we used it on people we knew little to nothing about, how often it resulted in deaths, or a hundred other facts? Bigelow put it in, which was “honest,” but it seems an eerie coincidence that she was “honest” about torture in pretty much exactly the way a CIA interrogator would have told the story, without including much else.

Bigelow tells Zero Dark Thirty Exactly How CIA Interrogator Would