Talk Left raises the possibility that torture may have been used somewhere in the process of hunting down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.I would like to think that people who could write such nonsense are either innocent or stupid. That would be comforting. I'm afraid the truth is they're something worse: morally lazy. Spoiled rotten in fact.
The U.S. does not approve of torture, claims President Bush. Does anyone have any doubt that Ziad Khalaf Raja al-Karbouly, the Iraqi customs inspector who turned on Zaqarwi after being arrested and held for months by the Jordanian police, talked as a result of being subjected to torture? ... So now we use information gained from torture to murder our target. What makes us different from them?
This then will be an ongoing albeit intermittent series for the morally challenged and the morally dishonest. Today's entry hails from Iran. It would seem the police have been beating a small group of women who want some rights, such as equal rights to divorce. They got a fist in the face for their troubles. Then they were taken into the safety of the Iranian jails.