Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Richard Cohen Defends Torture Again Because AWESOME MOVIE


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."

6 comments:

Fran said...

I saw a film, what was it called? Oh it was called Zero Dark... Cohen, I think.

It was about people participating in, in fact, making careers of, self-promoting, rationalizing b.s., and then using that as the justification for further b.s.

That movie sucked.

P.S. - to be filed under the ridiculous justification of immoral acts is one, Richard Cohen. WTF does he know of morality? And two - but really, number one in complexity and enormity, is the US government. Morality? They know nothing.

Fran said...

As I hit enter, I thought - Cohen would not know morality if it hit him in the face. Then I pondered - is that how he got his black eye?

Peteykins said...

You're getting closer! Reality has, in fact, hit Cohen in the face, and that's why he's the man he is today.

Michael Strickland said...

I also saw that Zero Dark Nastiness, which was one of the most repulsive apologies for torture imaginable. Even Leni Riefenstahl didn't cross that particular ethical line. The Cohens of the world really are, as you so succinctly put it, "disgusting pieces of shit."

The Cat's Meow said...

I skipped reading Richard Cohen's column today for the usual reason: It would have been torture.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sayin' so. Now if Obama could somehow get the message...