Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Robinson's Tortured Logic on Torture

The Morning Joe crew was rehashing the GWB interview and started talking about waterboarding. Without much apparent appreciation for his own hypocrisy, Eugene Robinson said of Dubya's use of waterboarding, "I don't think that's forgivable", but when pressed said he'd use torture to save the life of his own child in a ticking time bomb scenario.

Waterboarding for me, but not for thee. "Unforgivable" indeed.

Scarborough then asked the rhetorical question of why waterboarding was more morally objectionable than drone strikes with significant collateral damage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but the hypocrisy doesn't track. You have vague accusations of potential danger as compared with a very real very SPECIFIC threat to another human being.

"Should you force people in your car to wear seatbelts?"
"No, of course not. It's up to them."
"Okay, your daughter is in a car that's going 50 mph just ten feet away from a brick wall. Do you make her buckle up?"