The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture


Tuesday, November 08, 2005  

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
To Torture or Not to Torture?

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on the issue of torturing prisoners held by American forces and authorities:

Subjecting prisoners to abuse leads to bad intelligence because under torture a detainee will tell his interrogator anything to make the pain stop. Second, mistreatment of our prisoners endangers U.S. troops who might be captured by the enemy. . . . And third, prisoner abuses exact on us a terrible toll in the war of ideas because inevitably these abuses become public.

On the same issue, President AWOL said:

There's an enemy that lurks and plots and plans and wants to hurt America again. And so, you bet, we’ll aggressively pursue them, but we will do so under the law.

N.B.: “[Y]ou bet[.]”

Which man do you think speaks with greater authority?

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