We've heard a lot of stuff in the past months about "torture" and various things that are viewed as necessary or unnecessary during a time of war. These lead me to remember a rather famous quote from a well known movie that seemed to be addressing philosophically just this kind of situation. Now, it came from the general "bad guy" of the film yet, like many powerful films, even the bad guys have a tinge of truth or realism inherent in it.
So, I am curious what the people on the forum think of this quote and the general philosophy surrounding it.
(Context; a high ranking military officer is on the stand answering questions in regards to the death of a soldier who had undergone an unofficial means of punishment for failing to meet the requirements that his superiors had for him in the service)
Originally Posted by A Few Good Men