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Originally posted by danx
You don't think that 'terrorists' apply to the POW status, that's fine. We don't see eye to eye and we'll leave it at that I guess
Originally posted by budski
I just love these gung-ho "OUR PRESIDENT IS NEVER WRONG" types - they're such good fun, but it's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.
No fun really - not when they're such easy targets.
Originally posted by Mekanic
Just a quick question. Am I guilty of torture when I leave my kids with a babysitter? Because it sure is torture on me!
Originally posted by 27jd
I'd leave it at that, but I never stated I thought that.
I do think there needs to be some kind of set rules or guidelines that apply to terrorists/freedom fighters/insurgents/rebels/whatever you wanna call them, so at the very least we don't have to go round and round in discussions like this, lol.
The protocol entered into force on December 7, 1979 (six months after its adoption by the conference) and is binding for a country six months after it has ratified it. As of 14 January 2007 it had been ratified by 167 countries, with the United States, Israel, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Iraq being notable exceptions. However, the United States, Iran and Pakistan signed it on 12 December 1977 with the intention of ratifying it.
Originally posted by Patriot1
On to the drug war. What is wrong with someone smoking a little weed in their home, surely no one is hurt by it so why does the government come down on these poor poor souls? Could it be because these poor souls then get in a car and then kill someone because they're high?
Could it be because drugs destroy peoples minds and bodies while turning them into unproductive members of society? Maybe it's because people get hook on drugs and their only mission in life becomes a means by which they can get more? Well since losers do drugs and they are hooked on them they don't have jobs so they go out and burglarize peoples homes, cars and work places for things they can steal to pawn off for drug money. How do I know this? I used to be a cop and that is exactly what druggies do.
Drugs are not a victimless crime, they actually are the catalysts for many other types of crimes beyond possession or distribution. I'm sure I'm not telling you lefties anything you don't already know on this subject as I'm sure most of you on this board who advocate drug use are jobless and have committed many crimes in your lives already.
Of course you justify stealing because you just tell yourself that your stealing from rich selfish undeserving people. In reality these are hard working people who are where they are through hard work and perseverance only to have scum bags take what they have worked so hard for. I hate taxes, but one tax I'd be willing to pay more for is a tax to build far more prisons with mandatory prison sentences that bleeding heart liberal judges would have no power to reduce.
I wish I could address your anti-Christian rant, but I don't have enough space to do so. Suffice it to say your leftist idea of free speech only means others opinions will be valued and allowed if their opinions agree with your pro-crime, anti-baby, anti-American, anti-Christian, pro-imorality Socialist views. Why don't you go to some Socialist country like Canada or some place in Europe where you can be lazy and have the government pay your way loser.
Originally posted by IAF101
The President has already said that "waterboarding" is NOT torture and so has the department of defense.