Monday, June 2, 2008

'Nuff said

(Occasional item taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes.)

How has the world's leading democracy, a model for the ideal that power and decency reinforce one another, become the place where torture is debated rather than outlawed? How is it that a religiously devout president has justified torture by American hands?
-- Karen J. Greenberg (above), Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law and co-editor of The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib (2005), in "Scars and stripes," a Financial Times review of Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty and the Compromise of Law (2008) by Philippe Sands QC, law professor at University College London.

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