Scalia has also defended torture, saying we should disregard the Constitution and allow an episode of '24' to dictate our policies:
Cheney is one of the most detestable rodents ever to crawl on this earth but - obviously - he has to argue that what was done wasn't illegal because,
Honourable motives do not turn a fundamentally wrong action into a 'right' wrong. Article 2.3 of the UN Convention against Torture specifically states
Putting aside for the moment the debate over whether torture is effective or counter-productive, there are equivalency arguments going around, such as:
Your interpretation of pornography is obviously different to mine. I certainly was NOT talking about "consensual commercial...".