Re: Medical professionalism and abuse of detainees in the war on terror
Aesop's fable "Androcles and the Lion" tells the story of Androcles, who removed a thorn from a lion's paw, and was subsequently rescued by the very same lion. The moral of this story is that kindness can sometimes turn a dangerous enemy into a great friend. So let's not be too quick to hate our enemies. Instead, let's treat our enemies as potential friends, by demonstrating kindness and compassion. It's more humane to cure your enemies than to kill them.
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