Saturday, July 24, 2010

Torture is Torture

A right-wing Israeli was arrested for attacking Palestinians. And he is considered a terrorist. Kudos to the Israelis for putting this man in prison. Unfortunately, he appears to have been tortured while in custody.

I firmly believe in the rule of law, as well as civil disobedience against bad laws. But the law applies to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, and even if they are a terrorist. Once exceptions are made, it becomes easier and easier to make more exceptions. If becomes okay to torture a terrorist, who decides who is a terrorist? And who is next?

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