I'm recycling this post from May 2009:
When I read the comments by former Vice-President Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Charles Krauthammer, et al, on torture and its good uses, I like to recall some wisdom from the writings of Simone Weil:
"Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty."
And the winnders are …
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