Wednesday, August 05, 2009

it shouldn't need to be said, but...

part of the argument against any kind of torture policy is the simple idiocy of the people who have implemented it.

Andrew Sullivan's guest blogger Chris Bodenner points us to a horrific story:

Mowj Camp reports that a deaf and mute man was tortured in Evin prison for several days before he was released. “A detainee, who was suspected of pretending to be deaf and mute, was severely tortured for several days to make him speak until finally he was released after a doctor confirmed that he was really deaf and mute.”

I think this incident perfectly exemplifies the stupidity of torture.

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