Discussion in 'Politics' started by Cal, Feb 19, 2010.
Bob Barr At CPAC: 'How Would You Like To Be Waterboarded?'
i think CPAC is a steady stream of hilarious entertainment.
MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T CRASH PLANES INTO BUILDINGS THEN!!!!!1!! one one one!!!
I agree with Bob Barr, water boarding IS torture, no if ands or pleasant sounding phrases about it.
However I disagree with his position regarding military tribunals, as enemy combatants being examined for acts of war it is only right and appropriate that these people be tried as such which means by the military.
It's a bit disappointing to read that CPAC gave such an discourteous listening to Mr. Barr's points of view since I have seen a putting aside of differences between traditional conservatives and libertarians over the past year and more of a willingness to focus on issues we agree on rather on those that we disagree on. The description of "as boos from the audience began cascading around him." is needless to say a bit discouraging.
I'm surprised the Japanese have not used it in a game show
Who in the heck is Bob Barr? Of course no one "wants" to be waterboarded. I am not a terrorist--so I would guess that my chances of being waterboarded are ZERO to NONE.-- When we have captured a high level operative -- like the mastermind of 9/11--who is reluctant to talk--I have no problem what-so-ever---getting his head wet to get information that will save other innocent lives.
As far as civilian courts. Why should the American taxpayer get stuck with a bill--defending terrorists--When a military tribunal would be much cheaper. Yes there are lawyers in the military.
Again--Bob Barr wants to treat foreign terrorists that try to massacre 100's of innocent American civilians--as some kind of American criminal instead of an enemy combatant.
"A terrorist will always seek the least path of resistance."
Bob Barr, former Federal Prosecutor & Republican Congressman (U.S. House) from Georgia, Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee in 2008.
IMHO From a philosophical standpoint he's sort of a cross between a traditional conservative and a libertarian.
I think there is a misconception about military tribunals. They are not the kangaroo courts giving automatic convictions like many think. In many ways, military courts can be more lenient than civilian courts. Defendands still have rights, they can still claim evidence was obtained by torture and have it thrown out
I know Bob Barr well. Barr stood up to the religous kooks at the Georgia 1988 state convention when the Christian Coalition tried to take over our convention and put their God candidate Pat Robertson in. Bush won the state and had the most delegates but the Christian Coalition tried to steal it from us. Barr led the fight against them.
I supported Barr in the last election as the Libertarian candidate.
Barr is completely right.
Military tribunals are not courts, they are tribunals. No jury anywhere.
Credit CPAC for having Barr. No liberal organization would allow someone with that difference of opinion speak near any of their meetings.
Noting where he was, I'm shocked Barr wasn't treated to a demo for daring to mention that.
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