Solomon 2001 which i couldnt agree more we have to

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duty,” says Marton, “you can’t help but bring that attitude home.” (Solomon 2001). Which I couldn't agree more. We have to think about the people doing these acts of torture? At the end of the day it’s a human being pressing that button or pursuing that act of violence. It's not healthy for their mindset or for their family they are going home too. Another use of logos was when she expresses “No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.” (Solomon 2001). The logics are there, when you think of torture it will only be a temporary feeling of fulfillment. This will lead to even bigger problems and if we look at the bigger picture by dehumanizing someone it will throw our constitution in the trash and draw our country back into barbaric times. Stemming off into a deeper aspect as to why torture would not be effective and is actually counterintuitive like solomon, Shane O’mara explains In the article “Why torture doesn't work” when interrogating someone the human brain begins to fail when needing a certain memory because of how much pressure they are put in. When you add pressure and pain it caused
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4 stressors and you don’t even get the information you hoped for, instead you both get psychologically damaged. This is still cohesive to what Solomon stated when thousands of israelis were broken. “Even after setting ethical, moral, and legal debates to one side. Torture profoundly and negatively affects the tortured and less obviously the torturer.” (O’mara 2016). As you can see O’mara is appealing to both pathos and ethos by persuading the audience that their families could suffer from emotional and violent tolls. To get more into detail on what extreme stressors do to the brain it actually attacks the fabric of the brain causing some tissue loss with memory when encountered with fear and threat situations. O’mara goes more into detail in his book “Why Torture Doesn’t Work” The Neuroscience Interrogation. It also names the many different disorders one can get being the torture or torturer which is post traumatic stress disorder, behavioral control, extreme anxiety, and schizophrenia.When so much is at stake why would we as a country put these people in jeopardy of mental illnesses. There is so many other ways to catch the bad guys. We already have huge examples with the ex-military who
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