Legal Precedents Regarding Waterboarding

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    Waterboarding: A Tortured History : NPR

    For the record, the U.S. Department of Justice, under Ronald Reagan, prosecuted the case against Sheriff James Parker and three of his deputies, for waterboarding. In 1983, waterboarding was a FELONY OFFENSE.
     
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    just how many of these torture threads, all talking about the same thing, are you going to create?
     
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    This thread is about the enhanced interrogation tactic known as waterboarding. Are you alleging that waterboarding is torture, Yurt?
     
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    i don't know how you play stupid so well, but you're good at it
     
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    Whoa...I did not know that. I have to give Ronnie points for this...I still think he's the worst president that ever came down the pike but that is excellent to know.
     
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    On further consideration it wasn't the waterboarding in any of those cases so much as the purpose for which the waterboarding was used. Especially so in the case of the first and the last.

    And by the way, spies and saboteurs are exempt from the rules found in Geneva. The three people upon whom it was used are buy any rational definition both. Frankly in the case of those three assholes waterboarding them till they quit breathing would be little more than poetic justice for the lives they are responsible for ending.
     
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    The interrogators in Iraq said the main motivation of the foreign fighters to come to Iraq was the abuse of prisoners at Abu G. prison.

    Our torturing of prisoners was the best recruiter AQ ever had.
     
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    how quaint, saddam's abuses were far greater....yet that not didn't bother them...enough to come to iraq

    smells like meadowmuffins
     
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    I'm Still Tortured by What I Saw in Iraq - washingtonpost.com

    I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight were the abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Our policy of torture was directly and swiftly recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq. The large majority of suicide bombings in Iraq are still carried out by these foreigners. They are also involved in most of the attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. It's no exaggeration to say that at least half of our losses and casualties in that country have come at the hands of foreigners who joined the fray because of our program of detainee abuse. The number of U.S. soldiers who have died because of our torture policy will never be definitively known, but it is fair to say that it is close to the number of lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me -- unless you don't count American soldiers as Americans.
     
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    I see you still like making false comparisons. The prisoners at Abu ghraib were sexually assaulted, physically assaulted....how does that compare to waterboarding? It doesn't dipshit. When a terrorists comfort takes precedence over thousands of innocent lives, then something is screwy morally in this country.
     
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