A Clarifying Case

Forgive me for reiterating a point I’ve made before, but now that the guy who killed that abortion doctor is claiming he knows that more anti-abortion terrorist attacks are coming, the logic of the “enhanced interrogation technique” crowd really does suggest that he ought to be put on the waterboard, slammed into the wall, shackled naked in stress positions, etc.

And it is equally evident that this guy won’t be tortured — and rightfully so — because even though lives are at risk, it seems plain as day that torture is wrong when it is an American in custody, even when the American is charged with murder and making explicit threats, whereas some of the foreigners we tortured turned out to have been guilty of nothing except being rounded up by bounty hunters. (Via Andrew)