When I think of torture the first thing that comes to mind is Vietnam and the rat pits and well you should know what I mean. But there is no end to the chain of torture throughout man’s history. Of course there was Rwanda and Darfur to name a couple to bring things to more modern times. If I think of religion then I think of the inquisitions while States and City States speak for themselves. We have at least a 20,000 year history of torture … when is enough going to be enough. Is it just impossible for mankind to actually grow up?
Torture always was a methodology for inflicting pain for political and moral (theological) reasons. I am sure there are few instances in history where torture resulted in much more that that ... pain and suffering. This method of what ??? ‘Gathering intelligence’ is absurd and as archaic as the cave man. How is that for a model to look up to, geeze…? What in the world would you be squawking as you were being water boarded for intelligence … I wonder indeed???