Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and a prominent political commentator.[...]From 1970 to 1971, he was a Commonwealth Scholar in politics at Balliol College, Oxford. He later moved to the United States, where he attended Harvard Medical School. Suffering a paralyzing diving accident in his first year of medical school, he was hospitalized for a year, during which time he continued his medical studies. He graduated with his class, earning an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1975, and then began working as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In October 1984, he became board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
As a primer, here he is in early May, revising his argument for torture:
Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances.
The first is the ticking time bomb.
WRONG. You mean this ticking time bomb?
The second exception to the no-torture rule is the extraction of information from a high-value enemy in possession of high-value information likely to save lives.
WRONG. Dead wrong. The FBI interrogator of Abu Zubaydah (one of the 3 terrorists the Bush administration has admitted to waterboarding) has stated repeatedly, in print and under oath, that Zubaydah gave the FBI valuable information through traditional interrogation methods, and clammed up when torture was implemented.
I bring this up because today, Charles Krauthammer was on FOX, advocating that Japan join the Nuclear club.
Forget for a moment that the Chinese would react to this like it was their own little Cuban Missile Crisis, meaning in all honesty, they would maneuver themselves into a position that the mere idea of Japan becoming a nuclear force would be a laughable fantasy.
He's advocating on behalf of Japan for the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
ONE. MORE. THING.
Cheney's proof that torture provided reliable intel.