What about TORTURE at the hands of Americans?

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    Let me preface this by telling you that I am a veteran. A life member of the VFW (I qualify 5 different ways) and the DAV. I support our troops and I support our veterans in practically everything I do. Note that I didn't say "they do", either as troops or veterans. After all, I'm an American first, a veteran as a result of being American.

    Tell me what you think about torture being commited by Americans in the name of ANYTHING American?

    Is torture by the other side justification? Before you answer that, give me your opinion on this phrase, "Circular Firing Squad."

    I was raised up in very modest, even meager means. I was raised up believing in the "American Way" as depicted from my parents, in my schools and presently I base my opinions in those and from my own experience. I don't believe for a moment that true Americans can tolerate torture of anyone. Period.

    Anyway, what do you think?


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    Psycho, I have to go with SE on this. You are PRESUMING torture, I'm not.
     
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    Isn't most torture "presumed?"
    How many people have actually witnessed torture on either side? Or do they just go on eyewitness accounts or survivor accounts?
     
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    Gabby you are torturing me, really! One more screed for an al Jazeera source and I'll pee in my pants, causing me irreparable psychic harm and I will sue you for a gazzilion dollars!
     
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    I honestly ask the question, Sir Evil and Kathianne. I assume that you both believe that torture has not and is not committed by the "American" troops. In that case I don't know who to fault most, yourselves or the lack of media coverage. In either case I don't believe your answers were completely honest. Are you in favor of American (either inspired or committed) torture? By your comments so far I would assume that you are. Please correct my assumption if it is indeed incorrect.

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    If the response doesn't fit, you must acquit! :stupid:
     
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    Psycho, there has been no CREDIBLE torture at gitmo. Where there have been 'instances of non-compliance' the offenders have been removed. What the F do you want?
     
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    my son is an american------if he was missing and you knew where he was, I would gladly tolerate anyone torturing you.
     
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    Dang, what a firestorm here. I didn't mean to create that.

    Once again, I am a VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS. I have seen torture. I did not and I do not condone TORTURE under any circumstances. Americans are bigger than that. In all my wars, travels and involvement in foreign lands I've kept the American Constitution in mind. And the Geneva Convention agreements as well. Why? Because they are as correct as any documents I've ever been fortunate enough to have read and understood. Do you understand?

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    No I do not understand. What the hell was your point?
     

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