Torture involves severe physical or emotional pain to gain information from someone the pew research center asked people in 38 nations if they believe torture is justified to gain information from suspected terrorists about future attacks the average support for torture in the 38 countries was 40 percent. The first is that regardless of the feared harm, torture should never be used in support of this absolutist view it is sometimes argued that torture never works, because a tortured person will tell the torturer anything to stop the pain. One of the main reasons we shouldn't torture them because it's against their human rights it is clearly stated in article 5 of the uneversal decleration of human rights that no one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
The web sites for witness against torture, the national religious campaign against torture and the world can't wait provide ideas for action we should act on our best instincts instead of our worst we should speak out against torture. Even if we could get useful intelligence by torture, we should not the mightiest, most resourceful nation on the planet can surely find other ways, other means of intelligence, something more innovative than medieval techniques to protect our nation and national interests.
Should torture be allowed or not 1342 words | 6 pages the idea of torture was seen only as something that happened far away in time, and it should not even be considered as an issue of the modern society. On tuesday, we learned that the cia used a much wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than the senate report described because the cia torture videotapes were destroyed, it is not surprising that revelations like this were not covered in the report nevertheless, the report’s findings and recommendations are still valid. Home opinions politics should the us be allowed to use torture techniques on terrorists add a new topic should the us be allowed to use torture techniques on terrorists asked any form of torture is a crime the cia is a corrupt organization bacause they are torturing people any form of torture should not be allowed it is cruel. Also, two cia detainees who were waterboarded, abu zubaydah and khalid sheikh mohammed, both provided valuable information, after operatives ratcheted up the harsher techniques.
Even if torture was legal, it has been proven that torture is very ineffective in producing information, and often results in suspects making false statements in order to stop their torture it is easy to say that torture should be allowed when people remain ignorant and unexposed to the subject and how it works. Is torture ever justified in a post-9/11 world the suspect toyed with his interrogators about the location of the boy and the police chief allowed his officers, in a written order, to torture. Even if we were to grant that torture sometimes does provide useful information and that it is possible to know when the information provided is accurate, the question would still remain about whether the united states or its allies should use torture.
Jeremy bentham constructed a trenchant “law school hypothetical case” in support of his view that based on a cost/benefit analysis, torture should sometimes be permitted bentham imagined a gang of torturers who, if they remained at liberty, would torture 100 innocent victims. Should america torture by craig gordon and josh gerstein 04/23/2009 06:25 pm edt share on facebook share on twitter in the debate over harsh interrogation techniques outlawed by president.
43% of those questioned in israel 42% in iraq 36% of americans and 32% in india believe that some degree of torture should be allowed if it provides information that saves innocent lives in china too there is significant support for torture - 37% for, 49% against. People are divided about whether governments should torture people suspected of terrorism torture involves severe physical or emotional pain to gain information from someone the pew research center asked people in 38 nations if they believe torture is justified to gain information from suspected terrorists about future attacks the average support for torture in the 38 countries was 40 percent. In britain, 72% oppose torture in any circumstances - a reflection of the strong antipathy towards such practices in western europe one-third of those questioned - 29% - think that governments should be allowed to use some degree of torture in certain cases.
While many people have objected, on emotional grounds, to my defense of torture, no one has pointed out a flaw in my argument i hope my case for torture is wrong, as i would be much happier standing side by side with all the good people who oppose torture categorically.
Six years ago, when an earlier set of revelations about our interrogation procedures in the years immediately following 9/11 were in the news, i wrote a rambling piece for the atlantic on torture, in which i tried to work through how my own mind had changed on the issue, to contextualize the torture debate in america’s long history of dubiously-moral wartime measures, and to think through how we should pass judgment on our leaders and their choices in this case. Torture would be allowed, but brought within the confines of the legal system the idea seemed outlandish in 2002 maybe today, when torture is no longer the abstract issue it seemed to be six years ago, many of his readers will find it less outlandish.