Torture and Morality

This isn’t my usual fare, but I get confused by the posturing condemnation of Zero Dark Thiry: Which is the harder-won morality, eschewing torture because it’s useless, or despite its usefulness?

The real issue is the human rights of the people who fall under the suspicion of Bigelow’s CIA interrogators, who include Maya (Jessica Chastain) and her mentor, Dan…..

I believe she supports all protests, but she undermines the protestors by showing the CIA heroes of her film using torture, getting results, and never, ever, being held to account for their gross violations of human rights and common decency.  In “The Greatest Manhunt in History (ZD30),” anything goes; the end justifies the means, where the means include cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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