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Why Non-Torture is More Honorable Than Assassination

JustMC Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:32 PM
Just because what happens in our training isn't torture doesn't mean the same TACTIC cannot be torture. Here's the thing: nobody in our own training BELIEVES he is in enemy hands. The military will tell you themselves that one of the most important things for a soldier, and for an army, is BELIEF. The army that BELIEVES is worth 10 times its same force without that believing. The only way to truly simulate waterboarding, as has been done by the US military, is for the waterboarded to believe he is in enemy hands. Anyone on any training knows HE WON'T be horribly disfigured, HE WILL BE LOOKED AFTER medically, the suffering WILL END and will end WELL, he won't be tortured to death, etc.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 7:21 PM
What terrorists do is not our responsibility. Stupid arguments like this make those who make them look really stupid.
Milt37 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 5:15 PM
JustMC (MoreCrap),

As usual, you don't know what you're talking about, but take a long time on the toilet until we can finally flush it down.

Unless you've been asleep for the last decade, the jihadists already use tactics that are a bit out of the Geneva Convention, like beheading prisoners on live video.

Once you figure out how to yank your head out of the dark, dank and smelly place it's always implanted, then you can bore some more with your worthless thoughts.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:53 PM
definition and see if you can contrive in your head some way that hundreds of waterboarding sessions until a prisoner talks isn't torture:

"For the purposes of this Convention, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in...

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...