Friday, April 24, 2009
Hey Ticking-Time-Bomb scenario -- suck on this
I figured I'd get in on the whole torture-debate thing, so in response to Side Bar's post below: Please, someone, anyone, describe a realistic situation which could feasibly happen in, like, real life that suits the "ticking time bomb" scenario.
To be clear, in that scenario, we (the good guys) must:
1. Know that there is in fact a bomb that is definitely in Times Square;
2. Know that said bomb will definitely explode imminently (How imminently? 20 minutes? 2 hours? 12 hours? What is the time limit for the ticking-time-bomb torture exemption?);
3. Somehow be positive that this particular terrorist we have somehow apprehended definitely is the one who made or planted the bomb, or knows who did and can somehow put us in contact with him/her;
4. Know that torturing him is definitely the only way to find out both where the bomb is and how to defuse it.
After that, we can ride my Luck Dragon back to Krypton and make love to some totally hot Kling-On chicks whose beds are made of ultra-soft leprechaun gold while a choir of unicorn-elfs serenade us with the most kickass rock version of Pachelbel's Canon ever.
And then I get to bang Hermione.