What Torture Never Told Us

Ali H. Soufan, a former F.B.I. agent has an article titled “What Torture Never Told Us” in the New York Times today. I’m opposed to the use of torture because I consider it to be a moral evil, one that does more harm to a nation’s soul than any terrorist attack could ever hope to accomplish. At the same time, I realize that not everyone accepts that moral argument. To those who are undisturbed about the moral implications of torture, I, like Soufan, would argue against it’s use based on the fact that it doesn’t work. Indeed, according to Soufan it cost us the opportunity to obtain useful intelligence.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/opinion/06soufan.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss