When the U.S. government acknowledged in 2009 that enemy combatants captured in Iraq and Afghanistan were tortured, two questions arose. Was torture justified, and should we punish those responsible for approving torture?
The first question is difficult to answer, for the evidence is inconclusive as to whether torture has produced much information of any worth. Some maintain we gained valuable information through torture. Others contend that the information obtained by torture might have been procured through other means.
So, if the answer to the ...Continue Reading →