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Did America Lose Its Moral High Ground With The Bush Torture Policies?

Ted Koppel delivers his first opinion piece on the BBC since joining the network. The subject--torture. Is it possible that a threat to national se

Ted Koppel delivers his first opinion piece on the BBC since joining the network. The subject--torture.

Is it possible that a threat to national security and the lives of many Americans may, at a subsequent trial, be determined to have justified the violation of that law? May a presidential pardon be warranted? Perhaps. But moral clarity and America's standing in the world demand that the burden of proof be on those who can find no alternative to torture.

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