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"Only in a state of great powerlessness, weakness, fear, and anxiety does the idea of justified torture sound even remotely reasonable to an otherwise good and moral man"
I will never forget the life example, or these wise words of an old friend of my fathers who lead several hundred British and Australian men he helped escape from Japanese work camps (through the Burmese jungle to India and freedom) to return by boat to England during the second world war. "Like the death penalty", he said, "the simple fact of the matter is that when you actually see men who have been starved, tortured, or killed, you no longer have any stomach for even thinking about doing it ever again....