Should Dick Cheney and George.W.Bush be prosecuted for torture ?
Although it's called enhanced interrogation techniques. it's best to say out loud what it really is. Torture. Waterboarding, Putting a drill against ones head, force feeding through the anus, hanging people by their wrists.
Is torture allowed?
Not having great admiration for Bush or Chaney, I would say that their actions here are some that I would agree with.
What great moral code should we abide by when the enemy exhibits and charateriizes itself in the greatest barbarity. One cannot confine himself to the Marguess of Queensberry rules when the opponent employees the most inhuman tactics. Poetry verses serve no purpose when the one spoken to speaks in and understand only the most gutteral of languages.
What higher value, what great moralty is served if the war is lost and the barbarians win?
By using the same methods as the terrorists, aren't we terrorists our selves?
Peter--No. Our enemy does not waterboard, slap or hydrate, they burn alive, cut off heads, crucify and rape children. And I would believe that an attitude, such as yours, promotes such inhumane behavior. There must be a price paid for these atrociti
talking with your enemy promotes inhumane behaviour ? How would you ever end a war if not by talking.. Religious fanatics don't change their mind by torture on the contrary. But step by step education will. Only education overcomes fanaticism.
Maybe it's me, but I can't bring myself to feel any pity for these "mistreated" prisoners.
These guys belong to organizations that routinely behead Westerners, and shoot their own teenage girls for wanting an education...in my book they deserve a lot worse than being force-fed up the anus!!
It has been proven that "enhanced interrogation" tactics do not produce the desired results. Also, two wrongs don't make a right. Keep torturing these people and justifying it and all you're doing is contributing to more generations of future terrorists by continuing to fuel the cycle of hatred. One mans terrorist is another mans "freedom fighter". One doesn't have to feel sorry for the people in these prisons - but to suggest that they deserve to be tortured makes us no better than what we claim we are fighting against.
Bush and Cheney will never be held accountable for the lies they told that got us involved in Iraq. No one wants to see the truth that wars are manufactured and started and endlessly perpetuated because they're profitable. None of the 9/11 terrorists were from Iraq - nor were they from Afghanistan. That should have been the first clue that the "war on terror" was a lie. You can't have a war against an idea - especially not if you, yourself as a nation are also terrorizing people.
Christin--This space is to short to deal with most of what you said, so I will confine it the contradict of your first sentence with this. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12 … ture/?intc
contradiction with a "news" station links that is always full of propaganda. I bet their news stations are the same way. Two wrongs don't make a right. torture is torture. Justifications are made by all sides and cycle continues.
The old adage of, "To deny a truth serves only to enhance a lie." is quite fitting with regards your response.
except it's not a lie that both sides are engaging in inhumane acts of terror and torture - that's the real truth some people have trouble swallowing and want to justify their end of it, but it's wrong - period.
Fox news is not really a trustworthy source. (to put it mildly..) I think an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth is a very simplistic way of life. By torturing your enemies you give them more reason to hate you.
As society grows decadent, so does the language. Torture becomes "enhanced interrogation techniques". With more prisoners than any other country, we call prisons "correctional facilities". Cheney/Bush should be tried by the world court.
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