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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Getting back to torture and the report that the government was engaging in torture all along (what a surprise!) let's see what else it can be called other than what it is. Let's see... we've heard "enhanced interrogation", "rough interrogation", how about "intensified interrogation", or perhaps "sharpened interrogation"?

    I like "sharpened". That has a nice ring to it, don't you agree?

     
    The phrase "Verschärfte Vernehmung" is German for "enhanced interrogation". Other translations include "intensified interrogation" or "sharpened interrogation". It's a phrase that appears to have been concocted in 1937, to describe a form of torture that would leave no marks, and hence save the embarrassment pre-war Nazi officials were experiencing as their wounded torture victims ended up in court.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Snarky and sarcastic is just the way I roll when someone is making absurd claims.
    Yeah sure...Or when you lost the debate....Look Ditto, you know me. I think Honorable men can have differences on what Waterboarding constitutes to them in context. But, when you have a report that was politically motivated, worked with a final conclusion and worked backward from that to compile, never interviewed ONE person involved, and released regardless of the calls of many on her own side of the isle asking her NOT to do it, it is political crap and a lie.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Getting back to torture and the report that the government was engaging in torture all along (what a surprise!) let's see what else it can be called other than what it is. Let's see... we've heard "enhanced interrogation", "rough interrogation", how about "intensified interrogation", or perhaps "sharpened interrogation"?

    I like "sharpened". That has a nice ring to it, don't you agree?

     
    The phrase "Verschärfte Vernehmung" is German for "enhanced interrogation". Other translations include "intensified interrogation" or "sharpened interrogation". It's a phrase that appears to have been concocted in 1937, to describe a form of torture that would leave no marks, and hence save the embarrassment pre-war Nazi officials were experiencing as their wounded torture victims ended up in court.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncensored2008 View Post
    Nope, I stand by that.
    You said I made it up, which was wrong. I guess you can't remember what you wrote from one moment to the other. That's fine, but don't call people liars just because you've got the memory of a goldfish.

    The democrats view Republicans and all non-democrats as the enemy. They do not view radical Islam as the enemy. They indeed align themselves with radical Islam as an "enemy of their enemy" against the foe they seek to defeat.
    Well, that's false, and I'm always amazed that people equate "disagree with me on some issues" with evil. Surely, if you think about it for about 1 second, you'd realize that "The democrats" represents about half the country and pretty much the gamut of opinions on just about every important issue. One of my best friends is a democrat, as is his son, and the democratic son spent six years in the ME killing radical Islamists, his dad the last 30 in active service or the Guard, and all of the time post 9/11 training others to kill them...

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah sure...Or when you lost the debate....Look Ditto, you know me. I think Honorable men can have differences on what Waterboarding constitutes to them in context. But, when you have a report that was politically motivated, worked with a final conclusion and worked backward from that to compile, never interviewed ONE person involved, and released regardless of the calls of many on her own side of the isle asking her NOT to do it, it is political crap and a lie.
    Oh, the timing of the release was political, sure. That doesn't mean that the report itself is not credible.

    And, there was more to it than waterboarding, and more to it than just Democrats trying to make Republicans look bad. What did the Republicans' 2008 pick to run for the WH have to say on the issue, for example?

    Saying that the report is false, that tor.. I mean sharp interrogation (see post above for that one) didn't happen is just politics as well.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Call it whatever you want as long as someone else has to do it.
    I'm not sure what that means. In reality, no one has to do it, and no one should do it, certainly not anyone who is loyal to any of the world's great democracies.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, the timing of the release was political, sure. That doesn't mean that the report itself is not credible.

    And, there was more to it than waterboarding, and more to it than just Democrats trying to make Republicans look bad. What did the Republicans' 2008 pick to run for the WH have to say on the issue, for example?

    Saying that the report is false, that tor.. I mean sharp interrogation (see post above for that one) didn't happen is just politics as well.
    So tell me, do you approve of having a conclusion then fitting your "facts" around it?
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncensored2008 View Post
    How are they "insane?"




    As stated dozens of times, Feinstein comes close to treason. I don't believe it could win in a court of law, yet it astounds me that some are so partisan as to defend her acts.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

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    Good Idea!

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So tell me, do you approve of having a conclusion then fitting your "facts" around it?
    That's not what was done in this case.

    Are you going to seriously argue that there was no "sharper interrogation", really?
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