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Common Dreams
by Sean Gonsalves

10/16/06

A 'free society' that condones torture, secret prisons and tossing habeas corpus out the window -- as sold to the public by so-called defenders of constitutional law who act as if 'inalienable rights' isn't a founding principle? While military generals publicly called for a torture ban, torture apologists like the 'conservative' Thomas Sowell and 'liberal' Alan Dershowitz offer up the false dichotomy of either intelligence gleaned from torture or no intelligence at all. Cloaking state terrorism in a veil of moral concern for saving innocent lives, the fantasy of the so-called ticking bomb scenario gets trotted out, despite the 'phenomenally slender' chances of interrogators being faced with an actual torture/ticking-bomb choice...

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