No, it doesn’t.
But, even if it did, it is still evil.
CC examines the “but torture works” argument:
If you accept that logic, then you similarly have to accept that it would be equally defensible to torture a suspect’s family to get information. Maybe a suspect is a tough nut to crack. So you drag in his family, and torture his wife and children in front of him. Is that acceptable? Using the above logic, it would have to be, which puts the torture apologist in an increasingly awkward position.
(snip analogy about Neocons)
So why don’t we do that? Because it would be wrong. Simply put, it doesn’t matter if the end result is a good thing. That doesn’t justify the behaviour.
The Booman parses the Congressional hearings.
The Republican Party has abdicated any claim it may have once had on a moral stand of any sort.