Waterboarding is torture and its use takes us back to the Dark Ages

Tennessean
by Bob Hoyt

11/06/07
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On the path to barbarity

Guardian [UK]
by John Laughland

11/06/07

Arguments in favour of the legalisation of torture have not lost their capacity to shock. The fact that US attorneys-general and the senior legal adviser at the state department have said they are in favour of it seems proof to many of America’s slide into barbarism. In reality, however, their pro-torture arguments are no different from the claims made in favour of ‘humanitarian war’ and of other forms of military intervention — arguments that, unfortunately, have become increasingly popular since the end of the cold war...

//www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2205833,00.html


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