Hanson On War and Torture
VDH offers up an excellent commentary on the use of torture in modern warfare. Read - Winning a War without Torture.
We know from both its professed creed and its conduct in the field that al Qaeda cares nothing for civilized behavior. Its barbarism is innate, not predicated on any notion of reciprocity. Prisoners were beheaded and tortured before the sexual humiliation so amply photographed at Abu Ghraib. U.S. soldiers already grasp what surrender to al Qaeda terrorists means; they've seen other Westerners appear hooded on the Internet before losing their heads to choruses of "Allah Akhbar."