Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lawyers and Doctors to Bush: Stop the Torture

Give a read to Scott Horton's latest, "The Professions Strike Back." Lawyers who try to justify torture and doctors who help interrogators to employ it should be shunned and shamed by all, and particularly their peers.

As was well-stated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (630 F.2d at 890), like the pirate and slave trader before him, the torturer is hostis humani generis, the enemy of all mankind.

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