FOXNews’ Shepard Smith: “We Are America. We Don’t F*cking Torture!”
Check this clip out:
Smith is right.
It’s hard to sympathize with Al-Qaeda members, but that isn’t the point. The point is that by physically tormenting helpless prisoners, no matter who they are, we lose our moral standing. We reduce ourselves to the level of Stalin and Castro. America is better than that.
Beyond the moral arguement, however, the notion of justified torture should frighten us. What happens if a US citizen is deemed a national security threat, and the CIA believes that by torturing him or her, they could save other American lives? There’s no clear line once you accept torture. It has to be off-limits, period.