instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Thursday, January 28, 2010


A great deal has been, is being, and will be said about what the word "torture" means.

Perhaps, though, we should be more concerned about making sure everyone knows what the word "wrong" means.

Mark Thiessen, for example, clearly doesn't know:
[Critics of waterboarding] have to argue that a) enhanced interrogation is wrong and b) it did not work, because if the latter is not true then the deaths of thousands of innocent men, women, and children would have been the price of their approach.
If something is wrong, then it's wrong even if means deaths of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

If, like so many people, you don't understand that you can't do evil to accomplish good, then you don't understand what the word "evil" means.