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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: crazyewok
And how do you propose we get information from them that could stop a future act of terror against our families and other innocents...or that may lead to those already planning these attacks?
Should we have Cardinal Fang fetch "The Comfy Chair"?
originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but torture was originally used to get people to say they had done or said things they had not.
Torture someone and they will say anything you want
Justice Scalia responded with a defense of Agent Bauer, arguing that law enforcement officials deserve latitude in times of great crisis. “Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles…. He saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” Judge Scalia reportedly said. “Are you going to convict Jack Bauer?” He then posed a series of questions to his fellow judges: “Say that criminal law is against him? ‘You have the right to a jury trial?’ Is any jury going to convict Jack Bauer?”
“I don’t think so,” Scalia reportedly answered himself. “So the question is really whether we believe in these absolutes. And ought we believe in these absolutes.”
originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
Oh my god, I cannot believe that some people are arguing that waterboarding isn't torture. Or that torture isn't incredibly unreliable.
As Jesse said to someone I can't remember, "If I waterboarded you 183 times, you'd confess."
That is someone who has actually been waterboarded.
It is torture.
It is illegal.
End of discussion.