Doing what to whom

September 16, 2009 

It seems to me that the Sept. 11 letter "Getting real" asked the wrong question. Once we stop pussyfooting around with semantics and admit that "harsh interrogation techniques" are what we call torture when somebody else uses them on our citizens, the hard question becomes a bit different: Would you condone those same techniques if they're used on your son or daughter by some other country's secret service or military to save the lives of their loved ones?

I thought not. There is no moral high ground anymore and the issue was never simply academic.

Rosemary Harrell


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