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    Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    So, apparently three senators are upset that a Hollywood movie is less than 100% factually accurate. In other news, one M. Mouse is revealed to be a cartoon rodent and dinosaurs can't really be cloned from DNA locked in amber for millions of years.

    Really? Is this what members of Congress are drawing a salary for doing?
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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Actually, I think I'd rather have members of Congress focusing on that than what they do most days.

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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Some argue that the government's torture, or enhanced interrogation, rules are driving increased participation in AQ.

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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    It really is unfortunate that "advanced interrogation methods" actually work.
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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    It really is unfortunate that "advanced interrogation methods" actually work.
    When I was a kid, I had this really cool pocket watch--one of the old ones with gears and ****.
    Well, long story short, it got abused and broken and several other things. The hands became locked in place.
    But darn if that thing didn't still have the right time on it twice a day.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    When I was a kid, I had this really cool pocket watch--one of the old ones with gears and ****.
    Well, long story short, it got abused and broken and several other things. The hands became locked in place.
    But darn if that thing didn't still have the right time on it twice a day.
    You've clearly never seen the psychology behind the methods. They absolutely work. There is an entire science dedicated to the field.
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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    You've clearly never seen the psychology behind the methods. They absolutely work. There is an entire science dedicated to the field.
    I know. I post links to texts from professionals in the field like those used by the USMC, the CIA, etc.

    You might want to look at the career of Hanns Scharff. An extremely effective Nazi interrogator who elicited secrets from allied prisoners of war. We all know that the Nazis were free to resort to most any sort of despicable behavior and torture they wished. So his methods were culled from the best of the best of those.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    It really is unfortunate that "advanced interrogation methods" actually work.
    allow me to finish the sentence for you:
    It really is unfortunate that "advanced interrogation methods" actually work to motivate the opposition
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    allow me to finish the sentence for you:
    It really is unfortunate that "advanced interrogation methods" actually work to motivate the opposition

    Well, allow me to translate what it is I think you'd agree with....After 9/11 we should have apologized profusely, and agreed to pay Dhimmi tax from that point forward to quell our guilt in being American.
    Last edited by j-mac; 12-20-12 at 09:28 PM.
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    Re: Bin Laden film attacked for 'perpetuating torture myth'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, allow me to illiterate what it is I think you'd agree with....
    Any chance you could elucidate on what it is you believe the word 'illiterate' means? I've looked it up and I can't find a single dictionary definition that makes sense of your post.
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