List of cons of enhanced interrogation techniques 1 information can be unreliable if a person is under much pain or suffering due to torture, they will have the tendency to say or do anything just to ease the pain they feel. The new york times nails the matter: it depends if the torture of a few terrorists saves the lives of thousands of innocents (and you know they're terrorists when they divulge valuable information about terrorist activity), the case is stronger than if no actionable information is acquired. What if bernie madoff argued: sure i broke the law, but i and a lot of other people benefitted by it i am astonished by the amount of time spent and pages included in the recent senate report. The costs of war project is a team of 35 scholars, legal experts, human rights practitioners, and physicians, which began its work in 2011 we use research and a public website to facilitate debate about the costs of the post-9/11 wars in iraq, afghanistan, and pakistan.
When i was a kid, all the tv shows and movies told us that only nazis torture, and so the nazis deserved to die vee haff veys uff maekink you taulk the line always went the usual justification for torture is the ticking time bomb scenario. Ethics of torture weighing the costs and benefits of the use of torture has become a hotly debated issue in the united states since the government's decision to.
Torture is defined as an intentional use of pain or abuse to gain an advantage over an individual according to theweeklystandard, torture is applied to prisoners or detained person to obtain admission of crime or to simply impose pain and suffering as a punishment (krauthammer. Other non-torture methods can be just as effective, if not more so there are plenty of other methods for extracting good information that don't require physical torture mind control drugs, sleep deprivation, good cop-bad cop techniques, and verbal intimidation are only a few. Intelligence can be obtained for the best benefit of the whole war machine, limited only in its capacity of output by the number of interrogators and staff available to the.
Outsourcing torture the secret history of america's extraordinary rendition program by jane mayer among the critics of the administration's legal measures is a counter-terrorism expert. Read cnn's cia torture report fast facts to learn about the us senate select committee on intelligence's report on the cia's detention and interrogation program. Jeremy bentham constructed a trenchant law school hypothetical case in support of his view that based on a cost/benefit analysis, torture should sometimes be permitted. I have to be honest, i'm concerned about all the irresponsible releases of information on interrogation techniques being used against suspected al qaeda members by the obama administration but before going farther into this discussion, what does the word torture really mean and when, and.
As an example, the un convention against torture clearly defines torture as an act through which severe pain and suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for punishment, intimidation, information or for other reasons, such as discrimination. Torture is an extreme method, and before we even reach the ethical and moral debate over its use, the effectiveness of it must be demonstrated to some reasonable degree the burden of proof lies. Daily political cartoons by mike keefe, former editorial cartoonist for the denver post and currently for the colorado independent.
It disturbs me that some of those who object to the use of torture do so on the basis that our enemies might then resort to the same methods with coalition captives what a specious argument. 64% voted that torture techniques are essential in the war against terrorism we, as americans, must recognize the good that enhanced interrogation techniques can achieve, and must at times overlook the questionable morality of the issue in order to protect other americans and ourselves from harm. Some will receive torture to set an example of fear, or to scare others into submission i'm sure they won't let me speak at all, because i'll demoralize the guards with hard truth shows like mi-5 will assure the brainwashed public that recipients of such torture will surely must have earned it.
Benefits of torture (feb 16) share this: click to share on facebook (opens in new window) click to share on reddit (opens in new window) click to share on twitter (opens in new window. Tour torture and ethics paper cja 530 january 31st, 2011 eddie koen torture and ethics paper torture is something that is known as wrong internationally torture is deliberate, systematic or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons acting on the orders of authority, to force a person to yield information, to. The author mark bowden also stumbled upon a benefit of torture when writing about the american team that cracked abu musab al-zarqawi's inner circle fear, the most useful interrogation tool. Waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique that simulates drowning, dates back to at least the spanish inquisition, and has been used some of the world's cruelest dictatorships.