George w bush claims, in a rather self-deceiving way, that such methods do not constitute torture and are in any case legal the first of these claims is absurd. But even if it was, a necessary evil is both necessary and evil yet again and again, americans betray a deeply felt belief that violence can amount to something better than the least-bad option yet again and again, americans betray a deeply felt belief that violence can amount to something better than the least-bad option. As for it being a necessary evil for the greater good i don't think so many people probably have an agenda that in some circumstance could justify some amount of torture but whose agenda justifies the torture will vary widely and it is never the agenda of the person being tortured. The torture report, part 2: is torture a necessary evil (opinion piece) the torture report, part 2: is torture a necessary evil (opinion piece) words from history: “it has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile the poor wretches say anything that comes into.
Others will go even further, calling the technique “torture,” but saying it may be a necessary evil what is a bit unusual is the case being made by marc a thiessen, a former speechwriter for. Is torture a sin and if you don't admit it and ask for forgiveness from jesus can you go to heaven it's evil, inhumane, and downright wrong anyone who tortures people is a psychopath, or has been trained (brainwashed) by very evil people is torture a sin or a necessary evil in warfare what sin deserves infinite torture. The truth about torture mark bowden, the author of the dark art of interrogation, on why the practice of coercion is a necessary evil alexander barnes dryer oct 1, 2003.
Pressure is mounting on canada’s correctional service to get rid of the practice of isolating prisoners for lengthy periods of time in recent weeks, two lawsuits have been filed challenging “administrative segregation” as unconstitutional. In a scenario where there is a ticking bomb bound to detonate at a particular time and there is a captured terrorist who is aware of this fact and unwilling to provide this information perhaps torture becomes a necessary evil. Torture is a necessary evil given the outcomes of those who spread the terror and maim and kill, i say we should condone torture says reader. Imo, war itself is a necessary evil allowed in genesis 9:5-6 torture can be a necessary tool of war flame throwers are used to route snipers out of their holes and tunnels.
It seems likely that in many cases the torturer would regard torture as a necessary evil, vital in either defending a regime or expediting a criminal process, or might regard the person being tortured as a creature so deviant as not to merit consideration as a fellow human. And indeed, up until now the ministry of justice attempted to justify torture with security rationales, to validate cruel treatment as a necessary evil, to legitimise humiliation and threats as. Even john mccain — a vocal opponent of any kind of torture — has conceded that in some hypothetical nuclear ticking-time-bomb scenario, torture might be a necessary evil his threshold might be very high, but the principle is there nonetheless. Even john mccain — a vocal opponent of any kind of torture — has conceded that in some hypothetical nuclear ticking-time-bomb scenario, torture might be a necessary evil. However, 12 out of those 38 judges surveyed on this point provided justification for torture, saying it was a “necessary evil”, according to the report, while the remainder said they believed that torture was “inherently wrong and therefore had no place within the law.
Torture has been use by interrogation units for a very long time to elicit the truth from suspects by considering that crime is a social vice and should be prevented at all costs, torture may become a necessary evil. 14th september 2013 torture is a necessary evil after reading this article and evaluating both sides of the argument, my opinion remains the same i disagree that torture is necessary it is a barbaric breach of human rights after looking at statistics, only 8% of guantanamo detainees were al qaeda fighters, this is a shockingly low. Essentially, augustine views extraction torture as a necessary evil, which a judge, even a just one, is compelled to engage in by virtue of the compelling good of society that has claimed him as a judge. Washington expressed his judgment that torture was not only potentially justified but required in order to save american lives it was a necessary evil this week, two activist groups issued an “indictment” of former president bush , vowing to prosecute the leader for allegedly torturing prisoners.
Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche reddit has thousands of vibrant communities with people that share your interests alternatively, find out what’s trending across all of reddit on r/popular. While torture may abrasively rub against christian doctrine, teaching and ethics, we are at war, and the government has to do what it deems necessary. In part, torture may persist under the argument that it was a “necessary evil” in counterterrorism (gearty, 2007 opotow, 2007) shows, such as 24 , that perpetuate this narrative and promote the ticking time bomb paradigm may influence public opinion as well as torture practice ( horne, 2009 janoff-bulman, 2007 .
Bigeard, who qualified fln activists as savages, claimed torture was a necessary evil   to the contrary, general jacques massu denounced it, following aussaresses' revelations, and before his death pronounced himself in favor of an official condemnation of the use of torture during the war. While such confessions may allow the victims some respite from the suffering endured, those states that perpetrate torture use them to justify the continued commission of such crimes, convinced that torture is a necessary evil for obtaining a confession. The paper looks at the history of interrogation to explore the techniques and purposes of interrogation the paper then considers modern interrogation methods and how they help the united states government and police forces operate more effectively. What is a 'necessary evil' in my mind, a necessary evil is a thing that is wrong, but must be done to prevent something worse to commit a necessary evil, you have still done a wrong thing in a book i once read, a deep cover agent was put in the position of raping a woman captive as part of torture/interrogation if he had refused, it.