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Old 09-20-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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is this torture?

keep in mind that this is a dramatized recreation (from the USA show "The 4400") of a documented "interrogation technique" currently utilized by the US and a centerpiece of the rift between Bush and the Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

take it for what it is, it's not a literal reacreation.

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A morning radio show was trying to prove it wasn't torture, so they all volunteered to try it. No one lasted more than 11 seconds... they changed their minds.
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That's so awful
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Yes, it's torture. But I have to admit that if I knew without a doubt that the suspect was involved in a plan to kill thousands of people, I just might use it to try to get info to stop the plan.
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Yes, it's torture. But I have to admit that if I knew without a doubt that the suspect was involved in a plan to kill thousands of people, I just might use it to try to get info to stop the plan.


and what if he gave you incorrect information just to make you stop?
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and what if he gave you incorrect information just to make you stop?
I'd do it to him again until either I got the correct information or it was too late. I have no sympathy for people planning these kinds of heinous acts. None at all.

If the murders happened, and he never came forth with the correct information, I wouldn't kill him; I'd let the justice system take its course for a man who, by not coming forth with the information, murdered people.
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I'd do it to him again until either I got the correct information or it was too late.
How would you know the information was correct?
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Even if theres the TINIEST possibility that this could happen to innocent people, then it shouldnt happen at all. Its inhumane.
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Yeah, suppose the "information" was incorrect? I guess that's a risk one has to take, but, still, it's possible.
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What was the video depicting? Youtube has taken it down.
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What was the video depicting? Youtube has taken it down.
Waterboarding...
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How would you know the information was correct?
If the plan is thwarted because of the information.
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Its inhumane.
It's not inhumane if it's done to someone planning to murder others and it stops the plan.
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I still find it embarrassing as an American.
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Ideally, anyone who thinks it's OK to waterboard a person should be willing to go through it themselves. In the same vein, I think George Bush should have to spend a few weeks living as a poor, sick elderly person. That might give him a little perspective.
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