Letter to the Editor

Torture sometimes necessary

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

To the editor:I agree that the Democrats will have to take a stand on national security. However, I also believe in the use of torture. Our enemies do it, so why shouldn't we? Who cares about the cliche "Don't stoop to their level"? I do not agree with this war, but what must be done must be done. Torture should be a last measure, but if it is necessary, so be it. Waterboarding does not meet our government's definition of torture because it does not cause lasting physical damage. I do not agree with the majority of the Geneva Conventions. Our enemies don't follow them. We need to make them see it from the other side.

ANDREW KOENIG, Jackson