Waterboarding is torture - period

An important piece. Not so much for the ‘no, duh’ conclusion, but more for the impeccable credentials of the author.

The comments are interesting, too:

Via Metafilter.

Those who would rather see LA hit by a nuclear weapon and send Jack Bauer to prison for trying to get information to stop it have made their moral choice and if they are not in LA at the time the bomb goes off will have to live with their feelings of moral superiority.

24, the foundation of American policy.

That was an excellent read but some of the comments are frightening. I don’t see how you can argue with guys who study and practice(in training) torture for a living.

That was a very powerful piece. Thanks for posting it.

Mayor Quimby, you’re well-known, sir, for your lenient stance on crime. But suppose for a second that your house was ransacked by thugs, your family tied up in the basement with socks in their mouths, you try to open the door but there’s too much blood on the knob…

My question is about the tax plan, sir.