Letter: American should examine views on torture, murder _lowres

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, as she arrives to release a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Recently, Sen. Dianne Feinstein alleged on the Senate floor that the CIA techniques, in some cases, amounted to “torture.”

“History will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say ‘never again,’?” she said.

So, we’ve gone from torture as being unacceptable to outright murder as being acceptable. I guess it is more humane to kill somebody than to torture them. Now, we are just killing people with drones with no due process. If they just get wounded real bad, they probably suffer more than anyone that was so-called tortured by the CIA.

Oh, by the way, it is alright if civilians (women and children) are killed during drone attacks. That is a penalty they have to pay for being too close to their target.

Kenneth Abadie