My colleague and friend, Father Jim Martin, S.J., posted below on the subject of EWTN's "Cafeteria Catholicism" regarding torture. He included a clip of a recent interview in which Raymond Arroyo discusses the use of torture with Marc Thiessen, who just wrote a book of agitprop defending the use of torture. I noted former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent defense of water boarding. At least Cheney had the decency to adopt a serious tone. The laughing banter between Thiessen and Arroyo is chilling in the extreme. Which leads me to put forth a modest proposal. Let Cheney, Arroyo and Thiessen be water boarded on national television and then let us know if they think the procedure is intrinsically evil.
Arroryo, Thiessen & Torture: A Modest Proposal