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    Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and I'd 'do it again'

    So doing the same acts as our enemy will not set us apart. The man even defended his action disgusting.

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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    Our enemy waterboards? o.O
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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    I don't support methods like water boarding, either. It never really made sense to me.

    A common argument *for* it is (I'll paraphrase Bill O'Reilly): "If your family was in danger wouldn't you do anything in your power, including water boarding someone, to get more information so you can protect them?"

    Well - if my family was in danger and I went vigilante and attempted to torture information out of someone it's possible I could be brought up on charges and accused of torture, at the least. If it's unacceptable for me then it should be unacceptable for the government as well.
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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    I gotta give him credit for standing by his convictions. The who article kind of showed that.

    "You are not going to see me in the public square criticizing the President," he said, according to The Guardian.
    Considering how much his administration is being criticized by the Obama camp, and how much his party is criticizing the Obama administration, I have the utmost respect for his position here.

    He's taking a high road on this. It's almost like he has no interest in engaging in political BS anymore. I think Bush truly feels that he took the morally correct actions regarding waterboarding and Iraq.

    I may not agree with his actions (with the caveat that I cannot say for certain that I would not have made identical choices in his shoes), but I cannot fault him for doing what he thought was right.
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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't support methods like water boarding, either. It never really made sense to me.

    A common argument *for* it is (I'll paraphrase Bill O'Reilly): "If your family was in danger wouldn't you do anything in your power, including water boarding someone, to get more information so you can protect them?"

    Well - if my family was in danger and I went vigilante and attempted to torture information out of someone it's possible I could be brought up on charges and accused of torture, at the least. If it's unacceptable for me then it should be unacceptable for the government as well.
    I agree. While any of us might lose our heads and do something we shouldn't, that doesn't change that we shouldn't. And torturing someone is not without risks. Remember we tortured al Libi and got misinformation that we used. Torture is hardly a certian thing. Misinformation, which can hurt us a great deal, is a real problem with torture.

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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    I'll give Bush credit for having the guts to avoid attacking Obama, even if I think it Obama has done (or not done) much that deserves criticism.

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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    Nope, no problem for me, either.
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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't support methods like water boarding, either. It never really made sense to me.

    A common argument *for* it is (I'll paraphrase Bill O'Reilly): "If your family was in danger wouldn't you do anything in your power, including water boarding someone, to get more information so you can protect them?"

    Well - if my family was in danger and I went vigilante and attempted to torture information out of someone it's possible I could be brought up on charges and accused of torture, at the least. If it's unacceptable for me then it should be unacceptable for the government as well.
    Legally it is unacceptable for you.
    However given the circumstances that your family is in danger, would you either do it yourself, countenance someone else in your family doing it or countenance someone else doing it, in order to save YOUR Family.
    Please try to answer thoughtfully and truthfully.
    I know what my answer would be under these circumstances.

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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't support methods like water boarding, either. It never really made sense to me.

    A common argument *for* it is (I'll paraphrase Bill O'Reilly): "If your family was in danger wouldn't you do anything in your power, including water boarding someone, to get more information so you can protect them?"

    Well - if my family was in danger and I went vigilante and attempted to torture information out of someone it's possible I could be brought up on charges and accused of torture, at the least. If it's unacceptable for me then it should be unacceptable for the government as well.
    I don't think this is the right argument.

    If you grabbed a purse snatcher and locked him in your closet for six months, that would be unacceptable.
    If you went to Afghanistan and traveled around the countryside shooting insurgents, that would be unacceptable.
    If you pulled over people who sped along your road and forced them to pay you $60, that would be unacceptable.

    The fact that you can't do something doesn't say anything about whether the government can do something. By their very nature, governments are authorized to do far more than individuals.
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    Re: Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed,

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Former President George W. Bush: We waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and I'd 'do it again'

    So doing the same acts as our enemy will not set us apart. The man even defended his action disgusting.
    Good for Bush! May be a good way to get some straight answers from this whitehouse.

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