Don’t worry …

… no American would be subjected to interrogation under sleep deprivation at Camp Cropper for blowing the whistle on politically-connected wrongdoers. Would he?

“Aggressive interrogation” only happens to terrorists., “the worst of the worst.”

Oh, wait …

What Mencius said of men is true of factions and of governments:

A benevolent man

extends his benevolence

from those he loves

to those he does not love.

A ruthless man

extends his ruthlessness

from those he hates

to those he does not hate.

In other words, what goes around, comes around.

h/t: Crooks and Liars

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com