AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
When war is declared in accordance with legal principles, I understand killing and maiming of humans. Yes, war is hell.
But otherwise, in my moral code, assaulting another human is illegal. I understand that in your moral code, assaulting another human is just fine, as long as some government employee tells you it's OK.
Copy. Yes, the world is populated by a number of moral midgets.
This is very simple:
Torture for verifiable information works. That is a fact. Torturing someone for verifiable information during a ticking time bomb scenario (which the aftermath of 911 was) is a moral imperative.