If torture doesn't work in child rearing, why does Bush think it will work with adults?
The "parents" of Baby Grace have now confessed to torturing their child to death in order to make her say "please" and "yes sir." They did not succeed in getting any of the desired behavior out of the child but they did manage to inflict horrible pain on her and kill her.
If torture can't get the desired responses from a child, how can it work on an adult?
- qbLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
"water-boarding isn't torture. It is merely a psychological method used to change the state of mind of the subject"
This guy should have been writing the torture memo:
"In the view expressed by the Justice Department memo, which differs from the view of the Army, physical torture 'must be equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death.' For a cruel or inhuman psychological technique to rise to the level of mental torture, the Justice Department argued, the psychological harm must last "months or even years.' "
However, this letter states:
"Waterboarding is torture. It causes severe physical suffering in the form of reflexive choking, gagging, and the feeling of suffocation. It may cause severe pain in some cases. If uninterrupted, waterboarding will cause death by suffocation."
"Waterboarding, when used against people captured in the context of war, may also amount to a war crime as defined under the federal war crimes statute 18 U.S.C. § 2441, which criminalizes grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions (in international armed conflicts), and violations of Article 3 common to the four Geneva Conventions (in non-international armed conflicts). Waterboarding is also an assault, and thus violates the federal assault statute, 18 U.S.C. § 113, when it occurs in the 'special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States,' a jurisdictional area which includes government installations overseas. In cases involving the U.S. armed forces, waterboarding also amounts to assault, and cruelty and maltreatment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. "
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I think these people have a little more authority on the subject than mr. waterboarding isn't torture. give me a breakSource(s): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A264... http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/04/06/usdom13130....
- Anonymous4 years ago
You're proper. If the ones youngsters had been pointing AK-47s at our combating guys and females, they will have to had been gunned down immediate as an alternative than captured and tortured later.
- CAPTAIN BEARLv 61 decade ago
To be quite fair, this case has nothing to do with Bush. However you may safely say that as President and commander in chief of the USA should be partially blamed for the torture of suspected terrorists.
- Puppet DictatorLv 51 decade ago
The CIA use torture because some of them like it. Its a bit much when the great home of Freedom and Democracy blatantly flaunts the Geneva convention and violates many other conventions too like flying suspects (rendition) all over the planet in order to torture them in countries who practice it themselves.
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- doug4jetsLv 71 decade ago
Horrible story out of Texas. ugh!
But I think I have an answer for your question. It's a little deep, so follow.
They torture suspects to elicit answers they want to further their agenda. For example they (supposedly) got Khalid Shiehk Mohammad (sp?) to confess to being the mastermind of 911, though none of the evidence points to him or his group. They could torture Iranians to say Iran has a million nukes pointed at Jerusalem and Crawford -- BINGO we got our next war! yay!
- 1 decade ago
First of all, water-boarding isn't torture. It is merely a psychological method used to change the state of mind of the subject. Second of all, I don't care if terrorists are tortured even to the point of death. They are evil people who want to kill you and as many westerners as they can. You need to put the pipe down and wake up.Source(s): OIF Vet, proud to kill terrorists for freedom!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Because presumably the adults are cognitively and developmentally able to do what is demanded of them.
I am not defending it, but there is a distinction.
- 1 decade ago
If that is the premise, maybe during Bush childhood, it was made effective to him....can you send email to WH address to Pres....for confirmation pls? Be sure he will be honest to you...by the way when was a politician had been honest to citizens?