Torture: are Americans feeling safer now...?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Less so than before.

    Torture has never been about acquiring the truth-it is about getting a confession. Or do they really think all those tortured by the church were really witches and heretics?

    About memory implantation-yes, that is very true.

    http://www.spring.org.uk/2008/02/implanting-false-...

    http://www.unisci.com/stories/20012/0613011.htm

    http://debunkingprimaltherapy.com/recovered_memory...

    Also, the use of torture was used to justify further use. Let me explain.

    By getting "confessions" either by false implantation or more simply-to make the pain stop-they claimed that it had gained accurate information. In truth, it was hardly such.

    On top of this, "We only water boarded three people" is actually to my knowledge true. They only water boarded three people...hundreds of times.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30302830/

    I know I'd confess to anything to make it stop-that's a very unpleasant experience-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUkj9pjx3H0

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    In addition, torture is one of the primary reasons arguments used to rally insurgents against us. This is well known. Yet proponents of torture now call it justified.

    On top of all of this-remember when they claimed it WAS NOT torture? Now they defend it-calling it torture! What will they admit to tomorrow?

    But if you don't believe me, how about the FBI?

    http://boingboing.net/2008/03/10/fbi-interrogator-...

    So if you want the truth, torture is usually counter productive.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/...

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    How_would_I_know-It was more than you provided, was it not? You have to prove that torture works and is an effective way to get accurate information more efficiently than other methods.

    You have not done so nor provided any evidence for your side. We have.

    I think the question of validity is on your shoulders, not ours.

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  • ash
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I always feel safer when our nation is following the rule of law and the principles of our Constitution.

    So no we should not be torturing and never should have; and we must pursue those who violated the US law in doing torture. We set up that principle at Nuremberg, and we must live by it. The president does not, or at least SHOULD not, have the authority to determine what is or is not investigated by the AG - politicization of the justice department was one of Bush's biggest violations of the constitution.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The report is based on "the scientific literature about the effect of stress on memory and brain function" and the "scientist" did not interview any person the CIA had "tortured".

    So the "scientist" is just guessing whether or not "torture" works (similar to the mathematicians who "prove" that, based on body mass, wing area, and similar factors, a bumblebee cannot fly).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No they are paranoid and so they should be they are being probed from all directions and they enjoy every minute of it.

    Source(s): I think repubeblicans enjoy torture but normal people just love to probe each other with those giant foamy pointy fingers
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  • andy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Considering that harsh interrogation methods are considerably milder than beheadings that the enemy has done, I would say yes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ROFL

    A "study" by some single no name professor and a no name university who never even bothered to even talk to any of the people he was writing about...

    You've got to be kidding.. right? Certainly you can do better than that..

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