Anne Applebaum discusses what should be the most salient issue regarding theuse of torture, particularly for the ends/means crowd-
There is little evidence torture works.
It seems to me the efficacy of an action should be debated prior to any ethical or legal argument, and rom what I have read from numerous sources, there is little evidence that torture works.
Thomas J. Jackson
Strange the 10th Paras in Algiers crushed the Arab revolutionaries through use of torture or was it the clowns and free ice cream?
But the torture isn’t effective myth is spread by those who don’t study history oreven understand it.
Also, the press and activists are hyping up even stuff that is not torture as “torture.”
Once they get torture banned, then it’s any discomfort, then it’s lack of free lawyers and interviews with the press, etc.
It won’t stop until Mumia is Freed.
This has the same parameters as the Feds on medical marijuana:
“Marijuana has no medical use!”
“How would you know? Have you studied it?”
“Heavens, no! It’s illegal to smoke marijuana!”