Once again there’s more about the methods being used in questioning terrorism suspects.

Bush Defends US Interrogation Methods

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush defended his administration’s methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying both are successful and lawful.

“When we find somebody who may have information regarding a potential attack on America, you bet we’re going to detain them, and you bet we’re going to question them,” he said during a hastily called Oval Office appearance. “The American people expect us to find out information, actionable intelligence so we can help protect them. That’s our job.”

I’ll say that yes, when a situation like that develops, it’s important to get useful information and that we get it quickly.  On the other hand, the rest of that article goes on to detail some things about some of the interrogation methods being used that may not technically constitute torture, but some of this stuff is getting so close to the line that I’d say that the questioners and those who approve the methods they’re using are walking down a slippery slope that can end up with them being as bad as those they’re trying to stop.

I think that a righteous nation needs to set boundaries that don’t get crossed because when those lines get crossed it starts to get really hard to tell the good guys and the bad guys apart.

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