Sunday, July 12, 2009

Torture, I mean enhanced interrogation, in Iran

From the Los Angeles Times comes a good argument against torture. Let me quote the author, Zarah Ghahramani:

Over that month in Evin, I was beaten, lashed, tied to a chair in a stress position for what must have been 12 hours or more, kept in solitary confinement, tormented with tales of what was being done to fellow students who'd marched with me in the street. My head was shorn down to bare skin. I was told to admit to all sorts of dire things -- that I'd spied for America, betrayed my native land, chased boys -- all of which were nonsense, and all of which I confessed to (emphasis added). Torture works. But it doesn't produce truth.

Are you paying attention, Fox News?

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