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I Prefer This Derbyshire

“Torture of prisoners? — No, not even to save a million lives. Some things are just wrong, and the deliberate torture of suspects is wrong, wrong, wrong, in some way that the dropping of bombs on cities is not.” Perhaps this statement is consistent with your comment today; I suppose it would depend on your definition of “torture.” But it sure seems inconsistent.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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