Sunday, May 06, 2007

Torture by Any Other Name and Other Linguistic Exercises

"The arguments used to justify the administration's coercive methods can be used to justify anything," writes Steve Chapman in his article, Parsing Words About Torture.

1 comment:

two crows said...

sounds like, if it isn't the rack or the iron maiden, it's not torture according to this crowd.

and, if quantity of information is what you're after, torture works great. however if it's the FACTS you want, torture is a terrible way to get at them.
the torture victim will tell you anything at all to get
the pain to stop.

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