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George W. Bush and his chamber of horrors

Original post made by Tom Teepen, another community, on Mar 11, 2008

George W. Bush and his chamber of horrors

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Posted by 4l4n
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Torture is a really bad idea. It never generates reliable intelligence and is not a good use of tax dollars.


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Posted by Good for Bush
a resident of another community
on Mar 14, 2008 at 12:59 am

I just have two comments:
1)If someone who is supposedly retarded is smart enough to be able to commit a murder, and has been convicted of the crime (first degree murder) in a proper trial, then they should have to pay the penalty. If the penalty is death, so be it.
2) Waterboarding is a humane and effective technique. It is only momentarily frightening, causes no physical harm and produces results quickly. I would be very happy if the worst treatment our enemies used against captives was waterboarding instead of the barbaric practices they employ - like sawing off the heads of their prisoners.
And for the record, the Geneva Convention held that unlawful combatants (like terrorists) could be summarily shot or hung without even a military tribunal or trial.


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Posted by 4l4n
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 14, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I know someone that was waterboarded, and it is surely torture. It would be an interesting experiment to waterboard the defenders of torture until they agree that it is torture, and see how long they can hold out. Drowning once is bad enough, drowning a hundred times in an afternoon is torture.