Torture Is A Necessary Tool For Gaining Information From Terrorists?

1291 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 null Page
When it comes to the topic of torturing terrorists for information, most of us will readily agree that it’s a debatable topic. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of whether useful information could be gained from torturing terrorists. Whereas some are convinced that torture could be used as a tool for obtaining information, others maintain that torture is not effective and can even result in gaining false information. I agree that torture is a necessary tool for gaining information from terrorists because it is possible that future terrorist attacks can happen. Torture should be used to prevent future attacks and provide safety to American citizens as it is an effective way of gaining information. America has had countless terrorist attacks over the previous decades that could have been avoided if the authorities were aware of the attack and how they were going to happen. One of the major ways to find out about these plans for attacks is to interrogate captured terrorists. There are many forms of interrogation that may or may not work that are currently legal. Because torture can be used to gain information, it’s a method of interrogation that is not used as much due to legality reasons. The question that some may ask is when should torture be used. According to Richard B. Cheney, former vice-president of the United States who served under George W. Bush, “In the years after 9/11, our government also understood that the safety of the country…

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