No Excuse for Torture

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                                No Excuse for Torture

After 9/11 bomb, America started to break the most moral and humane rule that they were proud of being a defender of and spread it throughout the world under the messages of peace and freedom. As Andrew Sullivan mentions "Torture is the polar opposite of freedom. It is the banishment of all freedom from a human body and soul, insofar as that is possible." Besides its "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment" traits, torture doesn't have any advantages or benefits. Can we find useful side of cannibalism, rape, genocides?  At that point, people might say that torture is kind of different from them. If there is any difference between them it would be that the torture is worse.  Death is the ending of the lives, but torture is the beginning and prolonging of death. As a result, torture should be totally banned, and it shouldn't be allowed under any circumstances.

        The banishment of torture came from the fact that torture is the most inhumane abuse that can be existed on the earth, and the one who does the torture is always the one who has superiority over the tortured person. That makes the torture the master, and the tortured one the slave. However this is not like an ordinary slavery, it is more like being slaves in hell. They make them taste the flavor of hell each time they torture them. It is like introducing them to hell before in this life. Hell's punishment is quite frightening even to those who don’t even believe it. These frightening of human being are far away from humanity, divine laws, and natural laws. According to human rights chapter 5 "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." On the other hand, it is totally illegal in both Geneva conventions and America laws. As consequence America is breaking both the global laws and its own laws besides breaking the moral values.

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        The past centuries bad guys were all common in this act, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Saddam they were all in favor of torture. They are all accused for inhumanity and cruelty, and America some of them under the name of the good guy. It logical to think what America is trying to prove now. What would be the line that separates US from cruel dictators from now on? There will be no line if America uses torture under the excuse that the terrorists are doing worse. Gandhi's famous quote "eye for an eye make the world blind" can clarify the image.


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