John Mill And Immanuel Kant Essay

1616 Words Nov 19th, 2016 7 Pages
Former FBI agent Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr. served undercover as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for twenty-one years. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 on the U.S. by Al Qaeda, Rodrigues was assigned to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center where he was then responsible for developing and implementing methods for capturing terrorists and collecting their intelligence. In his New York Times Bestseller, Hard Measures, Rodriguez discusses the controversial interrogation techniques used by the CIA on detainees suspected to be involved with the 9/11 events and retain information on future attacks on the U.S. In this paper, I will express my views and opinions of these bizarre tactics carried out by Rodriguez and other members if the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and relate the topic of ethics as defined by John Mill and Immanuel Kant. Government agencies were created with the intent to ensure public safety and prevent incidents like 9/11 from happening. Following the attacks, the country faced great devastation and distrust. As head of the CIA interrogation at the time, Rodriguez along with his colleagues were responsible for extracting vital information from the terrorist they captured; thus, I agree with the tactics used and believe that they were effective. Personally, I believe that they did what they needed to do in order to prevent any further attacks and more importantly, to figure out who was the master mind(s) behind the attacks.…

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