War on Terror:
Can Torture be Ethical?
Torture involves intentionally causing mental, physical agony, or even both, on an individual without legitimate reason. This includes threats to family members and loved ones. Torture has been used as a punishment, to threaten or control people, to furnish information or just to satisfy brutal impulses. Governments have been instrumental in using torture to keep power in their very own hands, to enforce their own political viewpoint, to remove antagonism and to device specific policies.
Before scrutinizing the legal validity of torture and inflicting pain, it should be considered that pain occurs even in ...