Bring Back the Birch and the Cat o' Nine Tails


Dan Quayle once endorsed anti-satellite weapons on the grounds that "we could not have prevailed without them in Red Storm Rising." Now Cal Thomas is endorsing torture because without it, the bad guys would have nuked America in 24.

For a more thoughtful take on torture, turn to Tyler Cowen's recent thought experiment. For extra fun, pretend as you read it that you're Cal Thomas, and that you don't actually know anything that would interest an interrogator.