"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
"buddy " under any cicumstance is going to happen how ????
You could save the lives of the detainee's entire family , he witnessed it first hand ,and he still wants you DEAD !!! "Buddying Up " is something you do at the lake in the Boy Scouts
SEMPER FI . FROM MY COLD , DEAD HANDS .
I have not had first hand exposure to interrogations, and I am guessing you have not either. That is why I am relying on what actual interrogators have to say about this.
"How to Break a Terrorist," Matthew Alexander - was on Hannity and Combs last night. He repeatedly said that torture was not effective for producing information. Hannity asked him this repeatedly and disagreed with his stance at the end of the interview.
Here is a link to FoxNews transcript of the show. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460944,00.html
I found it amusing that Hannity kept coming back to saying that "harsher methods" would be needed and disagreeing with Alexander in their effectiveness. I guess his experience as a talk show host gives him expertise in this area.
Had he actually read and responded to the article we were discussing, his response may have been more reasoned, and then my response likely would have been more measured. If you want to just pipe in from the peanut gallery with your preconceived ideas, though, don't be surprise when I respond with a smackdown.
Sorry if I hurt somebody's feelings by being 'not very nice'. Since the person in question is evidently a Marine, though, I think he can probably take it.
Thanks for chiming in and letting us know that speaking out against torture is your idea of a 'twisted, moronic, extreme left view', though! (Although I think we probably could have ascertained that from your previous posts.)