I’m still against torture — even if it “worked” (and that is very much in doubt)

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Some supporters of waterboarding are claiming that we were able to find and kill Osama bin Ladin only because we received information acquired from U.S. agents waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. This, in their minds, justifies the return of torture policies authorized by President George W. Bush. That’s exactly the claim of Michael Mukasey, who served as Attorney Ge... More

Jus ad Bellum et in Bello: Just War Theory, today.

So what to do with Just War doctrine when considering what transpired the other day? In the raid that bagged Osama bin Laden, the United States sent a military team into another country without that country’s explicit authorization or involvement to conduct a military operation against a target within that country’s borders. The team accomplished its narrowly defined mission and then l... More
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