Thursday, May 12, 2011

Name, Rank, Serial Number

NAME, RANK AND SERIAL NUMBER... that suddenly strikes me like a clap of thunder and lightening... under the rules of engagement that is all the information one is expected to reveal to the enemy when taken prisoner. Surely that assumes that torture will not be used. I write in haste since I am doing urgent things like coffee and shower... I think that torture is monstrous and genocide using the right sort of weapon yet to be invented can be a merciful and humane last resort if it causes no suffering and offers reasonable hope of a lasting peace and the greatest good for the greatest number...

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