This is a commentary on the 'The torture option' entry in Julian Baggini's book, The Pig that Wants to be Eaten.
It's hard to know what to say to someone who says that “all torture is indefensible”. Or, rather, you don't know where to begin.
“The first [strategy] is to insist that the torture is in principle wrong. Even if it would save thousands of lives, there are some moral lines that cannot be crossed.”