February 13, 2008

Scalia says courts shouldn't prohibit torture abroad

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rejected the notion that US courts have any control over the actions of American troops at Guantanamo Bay, argued that torture of terror detainees is not banned under the US Constitution and insisted that the high court has no obligation to act as a moral beacon for other nations.When a society starts making justifications for torturing people you know things are not good. When Pentagon propaganda like 24 where the hero must torture someone in order to save people is the norm things are not good, once Pandora's Box is opened there is no going back, there is no shallow end in that pool.

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