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Jeremy Biltz
Wichita, Kansas


THE DAY AFTER

Re "The American Way of Torture":

As for Hentoff's worries concerning our torturing Al Qaeda detainees: Who cares? The stakes are too high for the niceties of peacetime tolerance of criminals and their newly created rights under the Warren-Brennan regime.

Perhaps Hentoff might want to consider the converse: If we didn't torture them and thereby enabled a nuclear attack to wipe out New York City, then how would he feel about that catastrophe (assuming that he would be among the few survivors, if any)?

David I. Caplan
Delray Beach, Florida

Nat Hentoff replies: Aside from our Constitution (the Eighth Amendment) not permitting torture, it has long been known that the results of torture are unreliable because those being tortured will say anything in order for the pain to stop.

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