"I agree," said Dershowitz. "I think we should take a stand on waterboarding. We should say, never should it be permitted as a routine matter."
He then cited the hypothetical "ticking bomb" situation, arguing that any leader would order torture under those circumstances, so "we're just kidding ourselves by putting the issue underneath the table and coming up with extreme statements that we know we would never follow in practice."
"If you torture, then what separates you from -- the Nazis, or somebody else?" asked Brzezinski.
"Every government faced with a ticking bomb would, in fact, torture, and we would do it in order to get information to save lives," Dershowitz answered. "The essence of a democracy, if you're going to do something, you have to admit you're doing it and you have to have control over it and you have to have restrictions on when it can be done. ... If it's going to be done in a democracy, then you have to make everybody accountable for it."
You know what I think? I think we should start tattooing Jews. That way we can know who is suited to pumping sewage and spreading manure and being the world's prostitutes.
Can you people please get your Nazi contingent in line?