"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tall Tales of Torture

Soldiers making up stories of abuse at Guantanamo? It's a cold hard fact, but it won't prevent some from instantly crediting and fervently believing whatever second-hand hearsay accounts surface, such as the purported "baptizing" of a detainee (an incident only supported by the same kind of "boasting"). After all, if you've made up your mind that our forces are basically out of control torture-meisters, you're going to rejoice when you find accounts that support your world-view.

Sadly, the sensational allegations get far more notice than the subsequent "whoops, never mind."

I won't hold my breath for the hysterical crowd to start being more careful about engaging in slander.

1 comment:

roger h. said...

Nice new look to the blog, Tom.

You're probably right about Papa Shea. As illustrated by his latest, and possibly last, torture post until after Lent, he is still misrepresenting arguments against his position on what the Church teaches about torture as justifications for torture in the interest of preserving the indefectibility of the Church.