Here he goes again! Richard Cohen saw Zero Dark Whatever and said, "See? SEE? Torture works and we should do it!" because, you know, great movie!
Frightened little man Cohen has defended torture before (see here, here, and here). "Is it immoral to waterboard someone who knows of an imminent Sept. 11-type attack?" he asks, once again evoking torture apologists' favorite argument: the ticking time bomb, a justification which has approximately zero basis in reality (Google it and see) and approximately 100% basis in fiction.
"Torture in that case might be hideous, repugnant and in some rarefied way still immoral, but I could certainly justify it," Cohen says. Yeah, I've noticed.
In "some rarefied way" torture is immoral? No.
Richard Cohen is a disgusting piece of shit. And not in "some rarefied way."