reply to post by earthman4
youll pay me to let you pour water on my face??? SWEET!!
... i mean NO PLEASE DONT..... *WINK* I WONT TELL YOU ANYTHING!! *WINKWINK*
this is a pretty bad debate. noone is really getting anywhere.
the weenies say its bad. the hardasses think its weak. i dont see this changing anytime soon.
i do however believe that as a professional army, we shouldnt act like a bunch of goons. and yes if you torture you look like a goon.
1. A thug hired to intimidate or harm opponents.
2. A stupid or oafish person.
the first one... im not calling anyone stupid for their opinion, but thugs are what we become.
i really dont think this issue should have made it to the mainstream. if it happens in small instances, then it happens, and those involved should be
punished as per the geneva convention.
those of you against torture are right. its wrong to do to people. and if you are seperated from your family and have no idea what will happen next,
its terrifying experience.
those of you for torture are right as well. you can get some great info from people by threatening bodily harm. there is even a doctor present to make
sure they can continue to talk (whats the point in torture if they die and cant talk) and your side is probably more jaded to THEY ARE THE ENEMY, DO
WHATEVER NECESSARY TO MAKE THIS pos TALK. which i agree with too... must be all the die hard and rambo movies.
its all comes down to professionalism. if we are the greatest military in the world then we should act it. that means following all the rules.
only problem is following the rules often leads to being left behind. or it could lead to an open awareness that we are awesome AND we follow the
rules... now that would really make the enemy want to give up info.....
dont hate me.... i can see both sides.
edit: forgot to mention that we shouldnt torture because it would make the enemy think its a good idea to torture too. maybe we should torture only IF
that particular enemy tortures....
[edit on 4/23/2009 by mahtoosacks]