In a discussion thread on terrorism on Little Green Footballs I once made a suggestion concerning the treatment of captured terrorists. I said:
"How about making them listen to Barbara Streisand and Yoko Ono?"
Not everyone agreed with me. They said:
"Even for terrorists, that's inhumane!"
"The Pentagon's ethical war robots will not allow that to happen."
"Well, that'd break me, for sure. I'd have to swallow my tounge or cut my wrists with my teeth or something (anything) to make the horrible noise go away."
"Barbara is one thing, but Yoko? Good God, man..."
"Good God, man. I do have my limits to cruelty."
Civilized people can disagree, right?