In “Is Torture Ever Moral?” Buchanan defends torture:
Even many opponents against torture will concede we have the same right to execute Khalid Mohammed as we did Timothy McVeigh. But if we have a right to kill him, do we have no moral right to waterboard him for 20 minutes to force him to reveal plans and al-Qaida accomplices to save thousands of American lives?
Leave it to Buchanan to put principle ahead of popularity to defend something like this. I personally disagree with his conclusion, but I admire his willingness to take a stand. Buchanan previously defended torture in 2003, and he’s remained consistent.
The debate’s currently raging in the comments section of Buchanan’s site.