The new president believes torture “works” . . . and Sen. Rand Paul disagrees:
Sen. Rand Paul is correct: (a) torture doesn’t work, (b) torture is illegal, and (c) we might end up torturing innocent folks.
But I oppose the use of torture for two other reasons: (d) torture is wrong, i.e. immoral, and (e) engaging in torture will make us torturers.
It is possible to hold that these latter reasons trump any concern for the question of whether torture yields good information. “The question is irrelevant.”