Oct 28, 2009

Why Dick Cheney can't seem to shut up

"Our research suggests that torture may not uncover guilt so much as lead to its perception. It is as though people who know of the victim's pain must somehow convince themselves that it was a good idea -- and so come to believe that the person who was tortured deserved it. On the other hand, those distant from torture have no need to justify it and so can sympathize with the suffering of the victim, linking pain to innocence." — Kurt Gray, Science Daily

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