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Why Non-Torture is More Honorable Than Assassination

Beverly143 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 12:07 PM
We need to interrogate and then kill them (snark). When it comes to US citizens I still believe that even as the President makes the claim "they just needed killing", there needs to be some kind of warrant or other lawful order that authorizes the killing. Make it known that Mr X is on the list and has been declared an enemy combatant. Who knows maybe the threat will be enough to stop some of the terrorism. Secretly taking people out just seems completely wrong.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 1:07 PM
Uhm...no. Enemy combatants are targets.

Secretly killing terrorists makes my whole effing DAY.
Arley2 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 12:42 PM
I think I agree with you for the most part, especially when the citizen can be found on American soil or found in another country and brought back to the US for trial.

But what about guys who have become traitors and live in countries that WON'T permit extradition?
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 1:07 PM
These are not criminals; this is not a lawsuit over hot coffee spilled on someone. This is war.
Baby Karl Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 5:40 PM
Which is why we shouldn't care one ounce what they think while we squirt a bit of water up their nose...

Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 7:16 PM
Well, there are rules in war, and we, being civilized human beings, as opposed to bloodthirsty savages, follow them. You have a lot to learn.

Astoundingly we have seen the media turn into hypocrites in recent days.

Shock of shocks... how can it be?

But when the President that an overwhelming majority of media members voted for, was running for President, they parroted his message of compassion, and American humility, and the need for us to talk to our enemies instead of torturing them.

Being in the solid minority of media members who held that we either kill the guys who are trying to kill us, or at the very least, extract information about when they are next going to try to kill us, I...