Gina Haspel has been actively complicit in the torture of terrorism suspects. Her elevation to the head of the CIA would set a terrible precedent and harm the United States’ reputation.
American soldiers’ conscience and training commits them to a moral purpose higher than Donald Trump’s megalomaniacal ambitions, which he said would force them to break the law.
Americans are usually forgiving of warriors who break rules in moments of personal danger and the real threat of defeat. Donald Trump’s desire to push around the U.S. military doesn’t count.
Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.
It’s extremely difficult to draw the line between interrogation and torture, but doing so is essential.
It’s ethical, and not torture, to treat terrorists harshly to protect innocent lives.
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