Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Torture just doesn't work

Torture Awareness Month

the apparent and systematic human rights abuses in the war on terror make no sense from a military perspective. Basically if one actually does get information it can be either be a wildly inaccurate [see Joseph Stalin's purges] or will end up in screwing you in the long run. For example in the battle of Algiers the French did manage to destroy much of the FLN's organization within the city. But when France discovered the tactics used the revulsion was enough to make the war's continuation all but impossible.

Yes I'm going to mention Sir Robert Thompson again because he's right. Governments that don't act like governments will be treated like one side of the Civil War not as a legitimate government.

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