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Originally posted by sexysadie
reply to post by jd140
It is a very good question, because it seperates those who might mistakenly believe we have only tortured bad guys, from those who will roll over and support any kind of torture even of the innocent. Those people exist. If we can get people to answer this simple question it can pay off big in the long run if proven true. This stance will have us all on the same page ready for prosecutions.
Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by TurkeyBurgers
I don't understand this attitude. We thought THEY only tortured, but then when we find out that WE did, suddenly WE"RE the only ones that're evil. It's like somehow our wrong makes their wrong right. sounds like the chubakkah defense.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
it's still hard to answer.
I don't know who was subject to these techniques.
and I'm still not completely sure that enhanced interrogation techniques should be considered torture.
I've tried to define it in my own head:
Torture= you hope you die soon
Enhanced Interrogation= you hope they don't kill you.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by ProfEmeritus
Most executions doene today are not felt by the person they are happening to. Lethal injection is done quickly, person dies in under a minute, same with the chair.
Hanging is a bit barbaric, we don't do that anymore do we? Maybe in Texas.
I am a firm believer in the Death Penalt however. Nobody deserves to be tortured, and by that I mean suffer for long periods of time under huge stress and bodily injury.
An execution is none of those things and is required for certain members of our society whome we deem "Un treatable". Why waste the space in prisons at the expense of the tax payers?
But I only believe in the execution of child rappists and murderers, you know the grime of grime crimes.
Originally posted by Jenna
Presumably, those who were known to be innocent didn't get tortured or detained. Though I'm sure the possibility exists that some people who were detained truly were innocent, I find it difficult to believe that someone who was known to be innocent would be tortured. Proof of this having happened would not be proof of 9/11 being an inside job, it would be proof of innocent people being tortured and of excuses being made to go to Iraq.