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Advice please-What is wrong with waterboarding?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Bushmaster1313, Apr 28, 2009.

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    This is a serious question, not a joke.

    Without using the word "torture" or the term "violate the Geneva Convention" could someone please articulate just what is considered to be wrong with waterboarding as an interrogation method?

    It does not kill

    It does not maim

    It probably hurts,
    but not in an excruciating way.

    Are the liberals really saying that terrorists have a right to remain silent?

    Lou
     
  2. crusha

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    It's just that Bush did it, that's all.

    Obama killed three teenage pirates who just wanted a better life, and they're making him a hero. Tch...
     
  3. JBrooks

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    What buzz-gun said.
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea!! My employer does it all the time... just won't accept no for an answer either!!
     
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    During the Bush administration there was a bill proposed (by a Democrat) to make waterboarding illegal. It didn't pass the Republican Congress and would have been vetoed by Bush if it made it through.
    Now that the Democrats control the Hose, Senate and Presidency, they could easily pass a law to make it illegal. But they won't, because if they do, everyone would know that waterboarding was not illegal before. Instead, tehy prefer to act as if it was illegal previously.

    As far as the Geneva Convention goes, it never applied to spies and saboteurs.
     
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    I think waterboarding is pretty mild next to having you head cut off slowly and posted on the internet, or being burned alive with jet fuel in a sky scraper. If you have problem with a little "uncomfortable persuasion" maybe you should join the other side.

    And now Nazi Pelosi is trying to find a way to dodge the fact that she was briefed 30 times or more on the subject of interrogation tactics. If Barry allows the prosecution of the Bush administrations lawyers it'll drag all the Dems into this based on the discovery phase of a trial. You gotta' believe they're starting to realize the serious ramifications of a public trial. EVERYBODY GOES DOWN!!! This oughta' be fun to watch.
     
  7. ivanhoe

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    Bushmaster1313

    "Without using the word "torture" or the term "violate the Geneva Convention" could someone please articulate just what is considered to be wrong with water boarding as an interrogation method?"

    Lou in all fairness to the liberals water boarding just doesn't fit into the socialist's form of government.

    Bob Lawless
     
  8. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a serious answer.

    In other words, what is it that makes waterboarding "torture"

    Lou
     
  9. halfmile

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    What makes waterboarding torture is the rose colored glasses the pukes view the world through.

    They are the people who don't like hunting, you should go to the store and buy the meat where it's made.

    They are the people who call Animal control instead of going next door to tell George his dog is barking.

    They are the people who support supending a high school girl with her period having Midol in her purse because of a zero tolerance drug policy.

    They are the people who will be the first to go down in the coming hard times because they never learned how to live on your own.

    The times we are experiencing now is just a transition phase to another situation.

    Mark my words.

    HM
     
  10. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Bushmaster1313:

    Your first and last posts ask two separate questions with separate answers. In the first you ask, "what is... wrong with waterboarding as an interrogation method"? In the second, you ask, "what... makes waterboarding 'torture'"?

    As for your second question, following are two definitions of torture taken from dictionary.com:

    4. extreme anguish of body or mind; agony.


    5. a cause of severe pain or anguish.

    If causing mental 'anguish' is in and of itself sufficient to define torture, then water boarding would qualify. In my case being forced to listen to country and western or rap music would also qualify.

    You posed the first question on Hauxfan's thread titled, New CIA Torture Method. I responded there.

    sissy
     
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    I don't know why you asked you really don't want to know. If you did you wouldn't just discard the answers that don't fit your agenda.

    You could have just Goggled the subject and gotten all the answers that fit your needs.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    Curt
     
  13. Bushmaster1313

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    Problem seems to be that if it is effective enough to make someone talk it must be torture.

    If the authorities have reason to believe that a suspected terrorist has information about a future attack are they allowed to speak to him harshly if that would cause anguish?

    Lou
     
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    If you have already made up your mind why did you ask the question?

    Bob Lawless
     
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    I'm not saying anything pro or con here. The US helped prosecute those who used waterboarding against us and our allies, as stated above.

    The above article is by Christopher Hitchens, a radical atheist who has supported the war on terror. Therefore, there is no touchy-feely new age, Jesus is love stuff to get in the way of his thinking.

    Danny
     
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