Do you believe in President Trump’s position that “torture works” such that it justifies its use by the United States during war?
If evidence extracted by torture is inadmissible in court, why the heck are we spending billions of dollars at the Guantánamo black-site prison?
Civil Society: There are no human rights at birth, but there are those social programs we prioritize as a civil society that we want and should maintain to care of the people that need our help. (sp)
Break the Chain of Torture
Is the United States (CIA) guilty of a massive violation of human rights by exploiting torture interrogation techniques (in the name of national security) at its black site prisons?
If we rationalize torture in the name of war and saving American lives, then WE become the barbarians and in so doing, we write a blank check to our enemies to retaliate with the same barbaric behavior.
Much like child abuse which propagates from generation to generation, this vicious cycle of abuse and violence will only stop when someone has the courage and leadership to break the chain of torture, and that should be us.