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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
After her recent meeting with European foreign ministers discussing American use of torture, Condoleezza Rice said at a press conference, “I think it’s only natural that sometimes we have these discussions,” (“Rice, Europeans agree to disagree on torture,” Dec. 9).
Discussions about the permissibility of torture should absolutely unnatural. It would be as if Rice were to next week announce that debates about the validity and justification of terrorism were acceptable then sought to engage leaders worldwide when they can and cannot throw terrorists in jail.
The U.N. Convention against torture is an international law that prohibits all torture in all cases.
There should be no agreement to disagree on this issue.