Captured Taliban leader singing like a canary

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    Hopefully.. he keeps singing til he is dry.... gets in front of the military tribunal to get convicted... and is promptly executed
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Although didn't I hear that the MODERATE Taliban wanted to talk???
     
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    Way to go OBAMA!!!
     
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    Andrew Sullivan notes just how far the right has fallen since the days of their constantly-evoked hero, Ronald Reagan. Reagan fought for the passage of the U.N. Convention on Torture and made the U.S. a signatory to it in 1984. And not only did he push for each country to prosecute anyone in their leadership that engages in torture, he specifically called for the use of universal jurisdiction to prosecute leaders in other countries who do so. Here's what he said when he signed the treaty:
    "The United States participated actively and effectively in the negotiation of the Convention. It marks a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment. Ratification of the Convention by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately still prevalent in the world today. The core provisions of the Convention establish a regime for international cooperation in the criminal prosecution of torturers relying on so-called 'universal jurisdiction.' Each State Party is required either to prosecute torturers who are found in its territory or to extradite them to other countries for prosecution."
    And here's what the convention itself says about what is and is not torture and what excuses cannot be used to justify doing it: Reagan's Convention Against Torture : Dispatches from the Culture Wars
     
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    Non uniformed, unlawful combatants are not covered by the Geneva Convention.

    Nice try dumbass.
     
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    [SIZE=+1]Cheney's Best Torture tips[/SIZE]
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    Interrogators were instructed to start pouring water right after a detainee exhaled, to ensure he inhaled water, not air, in his next breath. They could use their hands to "dam the runoff" and prevent water from spilling out of a detainee's mouth. They were allowed six separate 40-second "applications" of liquid in each two-hour session – and could dump water over a detainee's nose and mouth for a total of 12 minutes a day. Finally, to keep detainees alive even if they inhaled their own vomit during a session – a side effect of waterboarding – the prisoners were kept on a liquid diet. The agency recommended Ensure Plus.
     
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    2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.
     
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    Good think it's not torture, it's enhanced interrogation techniques :razz:
     

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