Friday, December 14, 2007

Five Myths About Torture

Courtesy of Reed College Professor Darius Rejali. They are:

1) Torture worked for the Gestapo [I like how this is considered an argument in favor -- DS]

2) Everyone talks sooner or later under torture.

3) People will say anything under torture.

4) Most people [specifically, the intelligence professionals administering the torture -- DS] can tell when someone is lying under torture.

5) You can train people to resist torture.

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