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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If this gets legs, then we'll have an opportunity to more closely define torture in light of the treaties and laws that exist on the subject. Is waterboarding torture? There's sure to be a debate.

    well, we certainly USED to think so, when we prosecuted the japanese for the same thing.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    well, we certainly USED to think so, when we prosecuted the japanese for the same thing.
    And it wasn't debated. It shouldn't be debatable now.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And it wasn't debated. It shouldn't be debatable now.
    Should shooting soldiers out of uniform caught in foreign countries be debated as well? How about Islamic fundamentalists that use civilians as human shields? How about anyone that would strap a bomb on their back and blow up civilians in a market place? Your outrage over waterboarding of 3 al Qaeda members, out of uniform, part of no sovereign nation, and believing that they were doing nothing illegal shows exactly where your priorities are and is nothing more than a naive approach to fighting a war.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Should shooting soldiers out of uniform caught in foreign countries be debated as well? How about Islamic fundamentalists that use civilians as human shields? How about anyone that would strap a bomb on their back and blow up civilians in a market place? Your outrage over waterboarding of 3 al Qaeda members, out of uniform, part of no sovereign nation, and believing that they were doing nothing illegal shows exactly where your priorities are and is nothing more than a naive approach to fighting a war.
    i'm sorry, but who mentioned those other issues?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Should shooting soldiers out of uniform caught in foreign countries be debated as well? How about Islamic fundamentalists that use civilians as human shields? How about anyone that would strap a bomb on their back and blow up civilians in a market place? Your outrage over waterboarding of 3 al Qaeda members, out of uniform, part of no sovereign nation, and believing that they were doing nothing illegal shows exactly where your priorities are and is nothing more than a naive approach to fighting a war.
    Well, that rant was on the silly side to say the least. Let's focus. Waterboarding has always been torture. No matter what you think of who is being torutred, like that fellow from Canada who had the msifortune to have the wrong name, innocent and tortured, or that fellow in Afghanistan who was just a simple cab driver, tortured, and killed, innocent. Those people are of no concern, as long as you can find someone you hate.

    again, the fact is it has always been torture, and still is. There should nt be any debate on that. and I don't think there is honest debate.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm sorry, but who mentioned those other issues?
    It's just a distraction.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    There should nt be any debate on that. and I don't think there is honest debate.
    eric holder agrees

    LOL!

    good thinking

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    eric holder agrees

    LOL!

    good thinking
    I'll give you a link so you can understand:

    Addressing the subject of torture at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Mr. Holder told Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the committee chairman, “Waterboarding is torture.” It was so defined under the Spanish Inquisition and when used by the Japanese in World War II, he said, and it remains so today.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/16/us...holdercnd.html

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    don't give it to me, silly

    send it to the ag

    maybe then he'll ACT

    after all, talk is very, very cheap

    LOL!

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm sorry, but who mentioned those other issues?
    I did because that is real torture, not waterboarding.

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