Torture Exam Prep

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Whistleblower
Abu Ghraib is at once a microcosm of the Iraq war in all its failures and the proverbial canary in the mineshaft
Utilitarian/consequentialist
“If legal justice perishes, it is no longer worthwhile for humans to remain alive on this earth.”
Dirty hands
A critique on utilitarianism-- not just the aggregate outcome, but his involvement in controlling the outcome
Wrote about 24
Speaks to UN about Iraq
wants us to contrast 2 ways of thinking about power; top down, capilary view
'Democracy and Tradition'
2 circumstances where torture is justified
absolute prohibitionist; torture lies on a continuum and serves as an archetype in American legal system
In this section, argues that a torturer “unmakes” the world of the prisoner, by taking away their voice and sense of self
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Torture must be used as a VERY last resort
Criticized interrogation as “a system devised to break the will of the prisoners and make them wholly dependent on their interogators-focus on 14 people
President had sufficient power to allow the NSA to monitor the communications of US citizens on US soil without a warrant because the fourth amendment does not apply to domestic mi
Description of guidelines for interrogation procedures at GITMO
Torture should never be allowed- the polar opposite of freedom
Deontologist
Realism, pacifism, just war theory
But in the post-9/11 world, when the practice of immobilizing and virtually drowning detainees became a politically charged issue, that straightforward definition grew murky
The President has the ultimate responsibility for conducting warfare and one aspect of that is conducting investigations
Torture will occur--> torture warrants
Legal justification for Sec of Defense regarding interrogation methods at GITMO
Big problems with Dersowitz argument
Morality is constructed and has gone through a moral trajectory

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Created Mar 11, 2012ReportNominate
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