Meet force with force. If I can sleep at night becasue somebody is doing what it takes to keep me safe so be it
Can't handle the truth regards
1. I mentioned the number three not to diminish the practice but rather to diminish the blithering idiots that talk about it as though this were some routine that was done to hundreds of individuals over years and years. In effect, let's put some perspective on this. If we're going to witch hunt, let's confine it to those three cases. BTW, I heard the Speaker Pelosi knew about this and wasn't particularly upset. Maybe she needs to a target of the witch-hunt too.
2. Of course the outcome of SERE and real-life are different. That's why one is training and one is not. The thousands of troops that were trained with this technique knew there was an end in sight though it may have seemed interminable. The folks in real life didn't know there is an end in sight and that is the cause of their anxiety and ultimately to their revealing whatever they revealed. So...the only real issue is whether or not we should make these folks feel anxious. You bet we should....in spades. Afterall, they are suspected of planning or having the plans to actions that are far more heinous.
3. During WWII the Japanese used waterboarding. However, they did not have the safeguards that we have used. They were actually killing people. So far as I know, that hasn't been charged.
I just have one question for all of you that are defending waterboarding. Would you find it find it ok for our officials not to prosecute or bring to justice someone who has waterboarded one of our own troops? Even if they instituted the safeguards they say they did would it still be ok?
If your answer is no, then I find it hard for you to defend anyone in this country who has done the same thing.
MANY in congress KNEW about all these techniques, Joe...but you knew that, right???
Even the 3rd in line for the POTUS, God forbid, was made aware of all this activity...but you knew that, right Joe???
And your feeble attempt at bringing "waterboarding" up to the level of the WWII war crimes is so far below your intelligence level, it boggles my mind. Almost analogous to adding to the accusations of a serial killer..."he also jay-walked 15 years ago".
Your attempt at painting the right as being "the big, bad, immoral nasty bastards that have caused all the problems we face in the world with the Islamic facists", is a real stretch.
The political garbage your party is spewing about this situation is totally disingenuous...but you know that, right Joe?
I think we should all be neutered. That way we might get along with liberals.
We can play patty cake and feel like we are accomplishing something. Then when we are all done we can have group hugs and kiss the feet of our enemies and feel really good about ourselves.
Then when we hear about the cattapilliars the interogaters let loose in the room we can all scream and hold each other tight for comfort and support. We can then complain in a group setting how evil and cruel that man was that let the cattipillar loose. And then file a law suit against him and his superiors and proclaim on news shows how evil this catapillar man is.
I'm getting the hang of this liberal mindset,,,don't ya think.
Pansy arse qu--r bait regaurds
Hookset & Badbullgator I applaud your honesty and respect your opinion, but as you probably already know I strongly disagree with you. For one I don't believe in Waterboard lite............... If you read Article 3 of the Geneva convention and what constitutes torture you would be hard pressed that saying the presence of a doctor is comfort to the prisoner or alleviates the conditions that define torture. Plus I haven't seen any credible evidence that it obtained any decent intelligence. What I see is time and time again are agents either from the CIA, FBI or Army Intelligence officers who say this doesn't work. The rebuttal to this is a politician usually Republican saying that this technique has saved lifes. Of course this is always without specifics or is easily debunked with a little research.
Lets investigate and find out the truth and if it is found people broke the law let's prosecute them.