Dershowitz, Palmer agree: Torture could be justified

On the topic of torture, Alan Dershowitz tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer:

“We should never under any circumstances allow low-level people to administer torture. If torture is going to be administered as a last resort in the ticking-bomb case, to save enormous numbers of lives, it ought to be done openly, with accountability, with approval by the president of the United States or by a Supreme Court justice.”

Sounds awfully like something 24’s President David Palmer might have said, as Roger Stanton could attest.