Arthur tells it like it is: "Krauthammer confesses not only his intellectual dishonesty, but his utter ignorance of torture itself, and how it works
December 11, 2005

Arthur tells it like it is:

"Krauthammer confesses not only his intellectual dishonesty, but his utter ignorance of torture itself, and how it works and fails to work: "A terrorist has planted a nuclear bomb in New York City. It will go off in one hour. A million people will die. You capture the terrorist. He knows where it is. He's not talking. Question: If you have the slightest belief that hanging this man by his thumbs will get you the information to save a million people, are you permitted to do it? "

"Darius Rejali's treatment of the "ticking bomb" problem. Here is a brief excerpt: "What if time is short, as with a 'ticking bomb'? Does torture offer a shortcut? Real torture -- not the stuff of television -- takes days, if not weeks. Even torturers know this. There are three things that limit torture's value in this context."...read on"

The FOX show "24," seems to be the example the Krauthammer's of the world believe proves their point. Funny how they scold the Hollywood elites, but pick a fantasy TV concept and exploit it.

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