Monday, November 06, 2006

Groundhog torture

Like Captain Cabernet, I remember a time when Nick thought that the use of torture was not a liberal position, but it must have been more than a year ago. Same column, right down to the "Star Chamber" reference. The only new bit is the idea that we could profitably extend the model from the terrorists to the paediatricians too.

It's not just fascist; it's unoriginal.

1 Comments:

Anonymous redpesto said...

Conor Foley over at Comment is Free gives Nick a right seeing-to:

Drawing on the stock cliche of the "ticking bomb" scenario [Cohen] asked rhetorically, "who's to say it's wrong to pin a suspect to the wall and pummel him until he talks?"

Well how about every single competent court in the world, every single treaty of international human rights law and the countless survivors and victims of torture around the world?


'Nuff said.

11/09/2006 01:32:00 PM  

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