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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Torture, Brett Dillahunt

Seattlepi.com

Monday, November 14, 2005

OPINION

Letters to the Editor

TORTURE

The fact that we even debate it is troubling
If we are truly a nation that purports to export and encourage democracy and freedom around the globe, then why has the vice president of the United States, Dick Cheney, openly asked the U.S. Senate to approve an exemption for the CIA so people held in captivity can be tortured legally?

And does the fact that there is even debate about this topic make anyone else wonder whether we, as a nation and a people, have wandered too far off the road?

I hope so. And I hope you will call your senators and your president and remind them that this is not who we are. And if torture seems like good democratic practice to our current leadership, then their whole theory of democracy is wrong.

Brett Dillahunt
Zillah

1 Comments:

Blogger Chad said...

I think the real question is, should we allow torture as a means of national security? Modern methods would be put into practice, and I think that any enemy of the United States has already given up their rights once they are found guilty so why not use their knowledge to our benefit, if it can be used to protect our nation and the soldiers that are overseas fighting for it. I personally believe that it could potentially be beneficial to interrogate harshly those individuals we believe to have important information that concerns national security. Just my 2 cents.

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