Sullivan Demolishes Krauthammer on Torture

By Ben Cohen

Andrew Sullivan thoroughly dismantles Right Wing torture advocate (and general psychopath) Charles Krauthammer’s arguments for the use of ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques:

It is an argument for the embrace of torture and abuse whenever the

executive branch wants to use it, against anyone it deems likely to

cough up information. There is not a scintilla of distrust of executive

power in either essay, which reveals the radically unconservative

vision that underlies the torture state. And the moral outrage used to

make his argument seem less monstrous is mitigated by the rather

obvious fact that, by the logic of Krauthammer, nothing that happened

at Abu Ghraib was morally or legally awry (except the murder-by-torture

of one prisoner)

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.