Revisiting Whether Torture "Works"

by Patrick Appel

Massie takes on those who claim torture is justified:

If I knew that I could commit a crime - housebreaking say - and get away with it, would that give me license to commit such a crime because I really, really needed the stuff I'd steal, I had no other way of getting that stuff and I could steal it in a very efficient manner? Would the "harsh interrogation techniques" brigade think that fine and dandy?

Ambinder does the same. And Ryan Sager wants to change the terms of the debate.