Some Sane Thinking about Waterboarding

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    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjM2ZDRlOWY4OTdjMWFiNjZlYWUwZmNiYjRjNGQwZDM=

    The three men waterboarded were initiators of big terrorist plans for America. The waterboarding worked, and those plans did not transpire. The three men walked away with their lives, with all body parts intact. If the situation had been reversed, captured Americans would have had their heads chopped off, the severed heads then picked up by the hair and slung around by the thugs in celebration. I certainly would prefer the waterboarding, and one can gather that the three terrorist planners did as well since not one of them was willing to “take one for the cause” and go meet his waiting 72 virgins.
     
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    someones has been watching to much television
     
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    Not to mention that we used to understand that America didn't torture people...

    If there's no difference between them and us, what's the point?
     
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    If we don't become the terrorists, the terrorists win.
     
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    No, "we" never understood that. Some just preferred to delude themselves. Physical and/or psychological coersion which results in obtaining the information desired, and causes no permanent damage should be completely legal and acceptable.

    Nor is it comparable to having one's head hacked off with a kitchen knife.

    If they destroy us because we are unwilling to beat them at their own game, you aren't alive to think you're different, much less better than them. So yeah ... what IS the point? If you're dead?
     
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    Are these blokes Goldberg refers to being sent for trial yet?
     
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    trial!!?...we dont need no stinking trial !!
     
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    Trial? I wasn't aware that prisoners captured in a war were afforded a trial before being held for the duration of said war. Even illegal combatants can be held indefinately until the end of the war. Though shot out of hand would work too.
     
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    No trial. Okay then, that clears that up.
     
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    So tell me. were German and Italian troops captured in WW2 put on trial before being held until wars end? Were American troops captured by the enemy tried before being held until wars end?

    Just curious is all.
     

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