Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Torture letter lacked facts

The Spokesman-Review

I am reasonably certain that Hal Dixon is far more intelligent than his April 26 letter indicates. In appointing himself the arbiter of what does and does not constitute torture, he doesn’t let a few facts stand in the way of his preposterous statement. He describes a box where an individual cannot sit, stand or lay down in as “large.” The placement of a “bug” in said box with an individual who is terrified of that bug isn’t torture, according to Mr. Dixon.

For all we know, Mr. Dixon could be terrified of clowns. The visage of a leering, grinning clown could be haunting his dreams. Were that the case, just being in the same room with a clown could constitute torture.

The fact that there is even discussion as to what constitutes torture is disturbing in and of itself.

James Salisbury

Spokane


 

Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.
Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt.
Click here to learn more.

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form

Mail: Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Email: editor@spokesman.com
Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430