Arguments Against Torture

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Torture When it comes to the topic of torture, some of us will readily agree that torture is necessary when dealing with terrorists. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of receiving false information. Whereas some are convinced that torture is the only way to get information out of terrorist who are threatening to put thousands of innocent lives in danger. Others maintain that doing this will violate laws such as the Bill Of Rights which forbids cruel and unusual punishment. My own view, however, is that terrorism aims to spread and increase fear within civil society in order to achieve certain political goals. With that being said I stand by justifying torture when it comes to terrorism acts. Alan M. Dershowitz…show more content…
According to The Economist, “Even if you allow, as many will not, that torture might be justified under extreme circumstances, it would be difficult to confine its use to those very rare cases.” The essence of The Economists argument is that the U.S. makes cases like this extremely difficult to allow. Torture tactics have been used before and results weren’t pretty. This past year information from C.I.A. leaked and went public. What was discovered from it was the brutal and cruel torture tactics that were done to assumed terrorists. Mark Mazzetti a writer for The New York Times states, “The torture of prisoners at times was so extreme that some C.I.A. personnel tried to put a halt to the techniques, but were told by senior agency officials to continue the interrogation sessions.” The interrogation tactics were done but the results weren’t good. The assumed terrorists gave up little information and the C.I.A. took major scrutiny for what they had been doing. Let it be known this all began to take place after the terrorist attack known as 9/11. An event that is still talked about today because no one expected

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