Talking Torture with the Green Berets

Rick Phillips

Thanks for linking to that excellent symposium.  I attached a long comment to the original blog site that presents my full argument against torture, which readers can find here.

Also, I had the great privilege a month or so ago of preaching at a conference on the Christian view of war held by Andy Webb's church in Fayetteville, NC.  Many of those who attended were Green Berets who had just returned from Afghanistan.  Among other things, I spoke to them against torture.  I was not the least bit surprised to find them so responsive to my point of view.  I had expected that in the combat arms of the Regular Army, the tradition American military virtues continue to thrive.  Here is the excerpt with my remarks to them about torture: