View Full Version : Some conduct is always wrong

dr. hfn
08-15-2009, 01:16 AM
To those of you willing to defend waterboarding, are you prepared to defend rape? What if it worked in extracting intelligence for "national security?"

It appears that the photos President Barack Obama won't publish include evidence of rape.

And if you won't defend rape, why not?

What if it's necessary for "defense?"

Is it possible that some acts against humanity are never defensible, even when they are "necessary" in war?

This is the idea behind Just War Theory. Targeting civilians, torture and rape is always wrong, no matter how much one can make an argument that they help the war effort.