‘Even if torture works, it cannot be tolerated’

John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou

Even if torture works, it cannot be tolerated — not in one case or a thousand or a million.  If their efficacy becomes the measure of abhorrent acts, all sorts of unspeakable crimes somehow become acceptable.  
I may have found myself on the wrong side of government on torture.  But I’m on the right side of history. …
There are things we should not do, even in the name of national security.  One of them, I now firmly believe is torture.
        ==John Kiriakou, former CIA officer.

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2 Responses to “‘Even if torture works, it cannot be tolerated’”

  1. prayerwarriorpsychicnot Says:

    Reblogged this on Citizens, not serfs.


  2. prayerwarriorpsychicnot Says:

    Let’s say there was some justification for torture. An administration would have to be squeaky clean before you could trust them with using it. But what is the background? All those experiments on unconsenting citizens MKULTRA for the purpose of mind control and reprogramming people’s minds – destroying the original personality to replace with? Korea? Soviet Russia? Those people tortured were not terrorists nor even criminals. The argument – they have to torture terrorists (who aren’t necessarily terrorists) to stop a catastrophe is Hollywood hogwash. The justification is so they can have experimental subjects for mind control – which they intend to use.


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