Rove "Proud" US Tortured Detainees

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    Karl Rove “Proud” U.S. Tortured Detainees | The Moderate Voice

    Posted by MICHAEL STICKINGS, Assistant Editor in Politics, War.
    Mar 12th, 2010 | View Comments

    Karl Rove says he is “proud we used techniques that broke the will of these terrorists… Yes, I’m proud that we kept the world safer than it was, by the use of these techniques. They’re appropriate, they’re in conformity with our international requirements and with US law.”

    Of course, the U.S. did a lot of nasty things to its detainees, at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere, and a lot of what it did amounted to torture as defined by any decent human being.

    What Rove was specifically focusing on, though, was waterboarding, which he does not consider torture. This is how they get around it. Bush repeatedly said the U.S. doesn’t torture, but it only doesn’t torture if you don’t consider waterboarding torture. It’s just a form of “enhanced interrogation,” a horrible euphemism.

    But it is simply incorrect to assert that what the U.S. did conforms with “international requirements” (under the Geneva Conventions) and American law. Unless, of course, in this case, you define waterboarding down — that is, unless you lie about what waterboarding is.

    Well, a lot has been written about waterboarding, including by some who have experienced it, but Mark Benjamin’s recent “Waterboarding for dummies” piece at Salon graphically exposed the brutal truth about waterboarding and the use thereof by U.S. interrogators. It’s a must-read, though a deeply disturbing one.

    It’s hardly the harmless “dunk in the water” Cheney said it was:
     
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    You have to understand

    Torture is OK if you think the victim deserves it
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEtFMj6ZiHM]YouTube - Shepherd Smith drops F-bomb during Freedom Watch: We do not F%$&ing torture!!![/ame]
     
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    Torture is never okay.

    You know who DOES think it's okay however? Church people. Thank Torquemada and the Puritans (remember Salem?) for injecting the torture is okay mentality all across the human spectrum.

    And the fucked up thing? Once it's connected to "pure" religion, people tend to think it's okay.

    Remember.........Bush Jr. had Bible verses on his Pentagon briefing papers for the war in Iraq.

    Remember when he said God wanted him to be president?
     
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    Jesus loved the waterboard
     
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    I'm proud we used those teqniques also, instread of actually engaging in torture.

    It saved innocent american life, and that's a good thing!
     
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    You liberoidal guys are such fucking compulsive liars.

    The thread headline is false.

    Your post is false, too, of course, LeftWinger.

    No accident, either.

    Mr. Rove did not say that he was proud that the US tortured anybody. He didn't use the term "torture" at all: and the reason you lying libs guys engage in your deliberate efforts at deception is because YOU choose to believe (or claim) that waterboarding "is" torture.

    It still isn't.
     
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    wow...they are victims now? which is your favorite flavor koolaid? Apparently, you've had a chance to taste every flavor out there...
     
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    There was some torture at ABU Grahib, and those who supposedly were responsible were tried and punished. I still ask, where the hell was their Sergeant? But water boarding 3 prime terrorists? Not torture.
     
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    Christ, they ALL say God wanted him to be President. Remember when every black preacher out there was saying the same thing about Obama?
     

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