I was watching the new season of 24 last night and there's a "new era" showdown between Jack Bauer and the US Senate on torture.
I'm wondering is torture acceptable ?
For the convenience of this debate we'll assume
1) that torture works (unclear)
2) that it is against a convicted terrorist
3) that a grand jury has accepted that the terrorist knows a lot more
4) that the torture say involves ripping off finger/nails
I'm not heavily convinced either way, though I'd pity the torturer.