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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rationalizing torture

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 8:32 AM

Wendell Griffen writes about the decision by the Obama administration to keep new torture photos under wraps and the willingness of some Americans to rationalize or accept torturous practices.

Meanwhile, a recent poll of regular churchgoers that was taken by the Pew Research Center revealed that 54% of the respondents consider torture "often" or "sometimes" justified. As the world ponders that finding and President Obama's decision to continue a deliberate policy of concealing proof about the torture that the Bush administration denied while committing it, I am reminded of Oscar Wilde's statement that "life imitates art far more than art imitates life."

Read the entire essay here.
   

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