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Last edited by solletica; 05-06-11 at 10:42 PM.
Since I'm not Xtian, I don't have to abide by all the "Love thy neighbor" BS.
Although an exception should be made for foot soldiers, because they frequently are just brainwashed individuals who just followed orders without understanding the motives of those gave them.
However, I'm also a pragmatist. If torture techniques like waterboarding worked to extract information, then it should be used. However, all the experts, when interviewed when not under political pressure, claim torture is ineffectual. . .
That's from an actual ex-interrogator.A former federal agent who was involved in the interrogation of terrorism suspects said in congressional testimony Wednesday that the harsh techniques used by the Bush administration were ineffective and unreliable.
Ali Soufan told a Senate judicial committee that al-Qaeda operatives were trained to resist the harsh methods, including waterboarding, and argued that conventional interrogations were much more reliable in extracting information.
FBI Expert Refutes GOP Claims on Torture Effectiveness (video) (Wizbang Blue)
Whereas it appears the pro-EIT crowd, to back up its position, does not cite from ex-interrogators or outside psychologists or torture experts, but rather from politicians, media pundits, or individuals still working for the government who, obviously, cannot speak freely.
Last edited by solletica; 05-06-11 at 10:28 PM.
I wonder if any the pro-EIT people are aware that terrorists--at least the ones in the top levels of an organization--are trained to resist ig methods like waterboarding.
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