November 24, 2005

A little torture challenge

Okay, here's a challenge to anyone still reading this space: name one time where history was changed by a truthful confession derived from torture. Doesn't have to be a ticking bomb scenario or anything, just a time where without a torture-induced confession the winning side of history would have lost. There must have been one, in all of human history, right? Then why can't I think of one? Any valid examples will be reprinted here.

PS: Personally, I think the only reason there's even a debate about torture in America today is because the Books of the Maccabees never made it into the Standard Edition Old Testament.

Posted by BruceR at 12:33 AM