Let's address asinine assertion number TWO first; when our troops are captured, they REALLY are subject to despicable torture methods. I am POSITIVE that our men and women of the military only WISHED they would be treated the way we treat our prisoners.
In Vietnam, the same assholes that want to brand the Bush Administration as War Criminals defended the Communist Vietcong for their treatment of our prisoners by claiming the claims were fabricated. You can't get more asinine than that can you?
As for number ONE; what part of severe mental and physical punishment does anyone NOT get in this asinine debate which is nothing more than a hyper partisan political attempt to impugn the previous administration for purely hyper partisan political purposes?
The New York Times, Liberal rag for the ultra left claimed that on one enemy combatant they performed this technique over 185 times; I submit to you that if that is the case and the technique were truly "SEVERE," this terrorist would be DEAD by now.
What is the most asinine about this entire desperate and despicable attempt to impugn previous administrations is the FACT that the political cretins like Pelosi who are attempting to try and prosecute their political opponents in the public arena were privy to the techniques and said NOTHING...NADA....ZILCH.
Carry on; I am sure this is not the last of the asinine attempts to raise this issue as if it had even the slightest merit. Of course the usual cabal of hand wringing forum Liberals will blather the thread with their typical feigned outrage about issues they know ZERO about and claim these are terrible times.
But if you want to REALLY understand torture; it is having to read the never ending Bush Bashing threads Dan puts up on this forum; now THAT is REAL torture.