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    The Tata Nano..., 2008-02-12 09:31:46 | Main | torture first, alibi later..., 2008-02-13 12:49:28

    I have come to expect the Spanish Inquisition:

    "It seems to me you have to say, as unlikely as that is, it would be absurd to say you couldn't, I don't know, stick something under the fingernail, smack him in the face. It would be absurd to say you couldn't do that," Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told British Broadcasting Radio Corp.

    "Europeans get really quite self-righteous, you know, (saying) 'no civilized society uses it.' They used it themselves -- 30 years ago," he said, adding that a majority of Europeans probably supported capital punishment anyway.

    ...

    "I'm very tender," he said.

    He's a sweet guy, see. I think, taking how tender he is into consideration, that we need to, I don't know, stick something under his fingernail. You can't be too paranoid about these things, after all, you never know who might have the ticking time bomb, and how else will you know that they don't unless you put on the pliers? In the post 9/11 world, everybody is a suspect, even crackpot pro-torture Supreme Court lifers.


:: posted by buermann @ 2008-02-13 10:26:34 CST | link





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