On Blast Off! radio Monday, the topic of torture came up. Sinfonian gave several great arguments as to why torture doesn't work, why it's wrong and the like. I wanted to expand on one thing.
A commenter (as a devil's advocate) asked the typical conservative question about the ticking time bomb scenario, as in, would you approve torture if you knew it would stop a bomb in an American city. Sinfonian correctly answered no and gave his reasons. I have an additional reason -- the scenario is nonsense in the first place. Name me one situation in the history of the world where this actually happened. I'll bet you can't. Because it's a fictional situation used in TV and movies. There is almost no chance where we will have in custody someone who knows the exact details of a bomb that is about to go off. Not going to happen.