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Originally posted by LA_Maximus
I think it depends on what kinda terrorist we capture.
If we capture some poor schmuck running small arms...well he should not get the same treatment as a captured terrorist that was caught with nuclear triggers and a map of New York City.
Originally posted by bodrul
the US does
there have been claims that the US has been using countries that dont have laws against torture to extrat information from people.
Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
Hardly a week goes by when another news report comes on the television reporting yet another kidnapping of Westerners by terrorists. The captives are always, it seems, subjected to beatings, threats and, too often, beheadings.
Likewise, daily reports of suicide bombers killing military personnel, innocent men, women and children flash across our television screens. And, of course, we are all shocked, dismayed and emotions of deep anger are raised (at least some of us feel the anger).
Ironically, when the US arrests prisoners -- terrorists -- the US is the one who uses inhumane torture practices. We are always, it seems, violating our own standards of humane treatment. Perhaps it is time to treat our prisoners in the same manner that the terrorist treat their prisoners? Perhaps our standards are inhumane by their "standards". Maybe it is too much for them to endure humiliation and non lethal treatment? Would they really object if we simply beat and beheaded captured terrorists?
[edit on 12/6/2005 by benevolent tyrant]