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An Easy Answer Muddled by this Administration

Phil is correct to say that torture in any way, shape or form by any agent of the U.S. government -- including private contractors -- is not only wrong but counterproductive and should not be admissible as evidence against a defendant. In theory, every political, military and diplomatic agent of the U.S. government would agree with that. The real issue is agreeing on what constitutes torture.

Phil is correct to say that torture in any way, shape or form by any agent of the U.S. government — including private contractors — is not only wrong but counterproductive and should not be admissible as evidence against a defendant. In theory, every political, military and diplomatic agent of the U.S. government would agree with that. The real issue is agreeing on what constitutes torture.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow

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