When the news about the wire-tapping of American citizens came out, I was outraged until the incident in England. My daughter was on one of the flights. Then, I became a little more circumspect, and I said,"Okay, maybe with the wiretaps."
Edwidge Danticat has published an article on torture in the Washington Post, “Does it Work?” where she describes her experiences working on a documentary about torture survivors in exile from Haiti. For anyone who has any doubts about the use of torture to get information from "suspects," read her article—especially the part: “This is why we have this proverb, one repentant torturer told me, 'bay kou bliye pote mak sonje.' The one who strikes the blow might easily forget, but the one who wears the scars must remember."