Sunday, December 16, 2007

America's biggest moral stumble: torture

Scott Horton is a New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict. He lectures at Columbia Law School, and is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice. This guy is no hack about American policy and American legal precedent. He has also written the clearest article on the Bush presidency (and cabinet) and its political influence on the justice department in regards to torture. His section which recounts an interview with CIA agent, John Kiriakou, is also most telling. Let me say I'm not completely against the use of torture, just against every use of it I've heard about so far.


"The President’s Coming-Out Party" Harper's Magazine (Accessed 12/16/2007)

[image] "What is Waterboarding?" Above The Law (Accessed 12/16/2007)


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