As the Obama administration settles into its role in the White House, the issue of whether “advanced interrogation techniques” used by the Bush White House has resurfaced, with many calling for a formal investigation of the former President and his subordinates. The debate largely centers around two key disagreements: whether certain techniques, like water boarding, [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Ethics and Foreign Policy'
June 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
April 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments
Most people agree, for a variety of reasons, that there is something wrong with killing another person. There are clear cases where killing is deemed acceptable, such as wartime, but this is not because killing is not bad in those cases. To claim that killing is sometimes acceptable is just to claim that sometimes the [...]
January 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments
As the quagmire that is the Iraq war continues unabated, everyday Americans seem to be pushing strongly for a withdrawal with an enthusiasm that increases nearly every day. We have now watched this misguided undertaking drag on for over five years, and despite the declaration of “mission accomplished” by our president, both Iraqis and Americans [...]