More liberal "logic". Water boarding to save lives of innocent people,
find bin Laden and prevent future attacks is "torture" but killing and
maiming people (often civilians) with drone attacks isn't torture?
Thid Barker Torture never stopped any act of terror. It did not help find Bin
Laden. The biggest crime George Bush committed was making torture acceptable to
people like you. The country I grew up in knew torture was wrong. Hitler,
Stalin, those people tortured people the United States Of America was better
then that. Waterboarding is most certainly torture, it makes people feel that
they are drowning. Shame on anyone that defends this vile, disgusting practice.
mclark. In testimony before congress the head of the CIA testified that water
boarding gave intelligence to find bin Laden and prevent many more attacks. Does
waterboarding work? Without a doubt, yes. Abu Zubayda broke after 35 seconds of
being water boarded and, according to the man who did it, the information he
gave let us stop “…a number of attacks, maybe dozens of
attacks". But who are you going to believe, people who were not even there
or those who were?
The ends justify the means, eh? Good for you, Thid. As long as the ends are to
your liking, let the torture continue.
I wasn't there, but I know what happened to Japanese soldiers who used the
practice on Americans during WW II. They were executed. I guess it's OK
when WE'RE the ones doing it.
Mark; What I don't understand is how water boarding is immoral but killing
and maiming people with drone attacks is moral? Can you please help me? What are
we supposed to do, just them THEM kill us?
You know better than to think that prisoners will kill us if we don't
torture them. As for drone attacks, you don't bring it up out of concern
for Pakistanis or Afghans, but because you feel it's one more way to launch
the daily attack on Obama. Drone warfare is about as moral as "shock and
Well, Mark, if it was ok to bomb Libya and threaten to bomb Syria because they
have murdering dictators, why not Iraq's murdering dictator?
Bombing Baghdad wasn't aimed at just one person, and, as we now know only
too well, the stated rational turned out to be bogus.