Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Two on Torture

From The Young Fogey:

Do We Owe Japanese WWII Waterboarders (executed after the war) an Apology?

From The Western Confucian:

The Gipper (+RIP) on Torture:

1. "...torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession..."

2. "No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture."

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