You’ve all read about the capture of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and how the CIA made away with him in the dead of night.
Am I being cynical in believing that Mohammed is, as we speak, being tortured to within an inch of his life? Maybe I watch too much Alias, but I somehow doubt he’s been allowed to make a phone call to Amnesty International. I also doubt Mohammed is voluntarily giving up ANY information.
Personally, I’m picturing old-fashioned bamboo shoots.
So what do you think? Are they really torturing him? Do they still do that? And, on a related note, does this bother you?
Because I must admit that being the complete moral degenerate that I am, I’m having a really hard time getting indignant. If he really did mastermind the 9/11 attacks, and my government is telling me he did, then honestly I kind of think they SHOULD torture Mohammed if it will help gather information and circumvent another attack. I can still picture those innocent souls jumping off the WTC or making their final frantic phone calls to their loved ones thanks to his handiwork and I want him to suffer.
But then the catholic girl in me is feeling guilt for wishing harm upon my enemy. If I want this guy to SUFFER for what he’s done, where does that put me on the morality scale? And is the U.S. ever justified in casting aside the shackles of civility in the name of justice or defense? Do the ends justify the means?