Krauthammer on torture

The thought-provoking and thoughtful Charles Krauthammer weighs in on the torture issue. He makes good points, as always. I don't agree that we should codify the limited use of torture in special situations, but Krauthammer makes the useful point that John McCain's righteous opposition to all torture doesn't cover some of the horrible contingencies. McCain says, well, those things will take care of themselves--if somebody has to torture somebody to find out where the ticking nuclear bomb is, they'll likely recognize the need to violate the law in that instance-- while Krauthammer says we should write the law to cover those special situations.