Worse than Nazis?
On the scale of the epitome of state sanctions evil: It “involuntary rectal feeding and rectal rehydration,” done on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for inducing total helplessness in torture victims worse than death?
No. Nothing that has been done by the Nazis can even compare to what happened at Guantanamo. The only thing that can compare is Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. They both tried to kill an entire civilization by genocide. How can you even compare these? Apples and oranges. NO ONE was killed at Guantanamo.
The Nazis were engaged in genocide, with the intention of completely eliminating certain populations from the planet. I can think of nothing more heinous, or anything that comes close.
You could've asked this question without bringing the Nazis into it: "Is this torture worse than death?"
No idea what the point is in comparing it to the Nazis, it doesn't even remotely compare to the holocaust.
A stunning and strange comparison. Just tour Dachau and ask the same question. I do not think that the Nazis published scathing reports about their own conduct -- that should give you all the clue you need as to how far off base this question is, along with the gratuitous picture.
The Problem of American Exceptionalism is that we do all the things other countries do yet somehow when we do it, it is "not so bad". Nazis did human trials of how long it took someone to die in cold water. That's why now we have neck rests on the back of life jackets because people last 30 minutes longer when the the back of the neck is out of the cold water.
The Tuskegee syphilis experiment 1932 and 1972 was continued without informed consent even after the cure was found.
What was done as reported in this report is just as disgusting and repulsive as the Japanese comfort women in WWII and other atrocities that are war crimes.
This is a report on war crimes as signed by Ronald Reagan in 1988. Obama is wrong to say "get over it". The perpetrators should be punished to the fullest extent of the law (including Cheney and Bush43) - when that is done then we can regain our honor and say that the United States is the best country in the world with pride.
by ThatFatGuy 8 years ago
What do you believe is worse than death?
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