Torture poll

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by DavidS, Apr 23, 2009.

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Do you feel captured American troops should be subjected to torture?

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. No

    28 vote(s)
    84.8%
  1. DavidS
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    DavidS Anti-Tea Party Member

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    Do you feel captured American troops should be subjected to torture if the enemy feels they have information on future military actions that would help them save the lives of their countrymen?
     
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    don't be an idiot.
     
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    If it's ok for us to torture, why isn't it ok for them to torture?

    Us good, them bad?
     
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    Dev is drunk and incoherent.
     
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    This poll is stupid.
     
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    No, just as I don't think we should be torturing anybody.
     
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    why is it stupid? Because he is flipping it around on you?
     
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    It is said that "all's fair in love and war". What you really want to know is how we feel about the practice in general, considering the continuing and repeated news cycles on the issue. So, why didn't you just ask?

    The former military people here can correct me if I'm wrong, but I've been led to understand that our troops are also trained to withstand interrogation techniques, some of which has been defined as torture. When I hear them whining about it (the training or the use of worse practices than the U.S. uses), I'll be better prepared to give a response to the poll question.
     
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    If the people of this country are willing to accept that their government has the right to torture suspects in their custody, and ignore international laws and treaties as well as domestic laws banning torture, there is no reason for any other nation, state, or faction to comply with these laws either.
    In the future any American held captive outside of this country can be questioned by those claiming authority using any interrogation technique they deem necessary. The term “those in authority” will be interpreted as those claiming jurisdiction in the location at the time of the interrogation.
     
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    Please, what's so idiotic about it? If the right wing-nut talking heads, the other apologists and slavish followers of the late, unlamented Bush administration have no compunction against torturing POW's and others in US custody, are they willing to see the same done to our troops who may be captured? Why do they hate our troops?
     

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