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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Imagine for a moment that you discovered GWB knew he could have kept a 200kt nuke from going off in NYC by waterboarding a terrorist, but didn't allow it, and so a million or so people died.

    Did GWB do the right thing?
    No he did not because the ends do not justify the means in this case, but a moral person would do it and take the punishment anyway.
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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    How ridiculous that people are still arguing about whether water-boarding is torture or not. Amazing how effective a little agitprop can be. There is no serious disagreement as to whether or not waterboarding is torture. It is, that is a given.

    For everybody denying that waterboarding is torture, wise up folks. Of course it is!

    As for everybody who admits it is torture but thinks it should be policy anyway to "save lives," I shake my head in shame.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Imagine for a moment that you discovered GWB knew he could have kept a 200kt nuke from going off in NYC by waterboarding a terrorist, but didn't allow it, and so a million or so people died.

    Did GWB do the right thing?
    Don't obfuscate the issue. The question is not "Did he do the right thing?" It is: "Did he do a criminal thing?"

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    tell it to eric holder

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    No he did not because the ends do not justify the means, but a moral person would do it and take the punishment anyway.
    I see.
    So, under certain circumstances, the correct and moral course of action is to waterboard terrorists.
    10-4.

    Anyone that would -not- choose to waterboard a terrorist to save a million or so American lives is unfit to be President..

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Don't obfuscate the issue. The question is not "Did he do the right thing?" It is: "Did he do a criminal thing?"
    Answer the question.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Amnesty International Calls to Prosecute Bush for Admitted Waterboarding



    I support this and basically feel that these activities constitute a war crime.
    If waterboarding is a war crime, then there are a lot of US military personnel and US political leaders that will have to be put on trial as well, including Slick Willy Clinton because we waterboarded our own troops as a training exercise, and he was (a sad) Commander in Chief.

    This is so retarded its frightening.

    Where were the morons when Saddam was throwing people off buildings? Raping for fun? Hanging 100 people a day? The loons were nowhere.

    How about Hamas and the Hezbo Lezbo's? Where are the calls for these imbeciles to be tried for war crimes, or crimes against humanity?

    Amnesia International is more like it. Idjuts.

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I see.
    So, under certain circumstances, the correct and moral course of action is to waterboard terrorists.
    10-4.

    Anyone that would -not- choose to waterboard a terrorist to save a million or so American lives is unfit to be President..
    The premise is flawed. it the real world, not the TV world, that situation doesn't come up. You are not likely to have the right person at the right time and know that you have him. Nor would you likely get the correct information if your tortured.

    And no, Bush did neither the right thing or the legal thing.

    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 zimmer View Post
    If waterboarding is a war crime, then there are a lot of US military personnel and US political leaders that will have to be put on trial as well, including Slick Willy Clinton because we waterboarded our own troops as a training exercise, and he was (a sad) Commander in Chief.

    This is so retarded its frightening.

    Where were the morons when Saddam was throwing people off buildings? Raping for fun? Hanging 100 people a day? The loons were nowhere.

    How about Hamas and the Hezbo Lezbo's? Where are the calls for these imbeciles to be tried for war crimes, or crimes against humanity?

    Amnesia International is more like it. Idjuts.

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    That's false. it's not the same thing, and the person in charge of that training testified that it is not the same thing. Look it up.

    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

    "Senior Director Claudio Cordone said in a statement. "If his admission is substantiated, the USA has the obligation to prosecute him. In the absence of a U.S. investigation, other states must step in and carry out such an investigation themselves."

    Gee, I'll be looking forward to that! Wonder what other states he has in mind?

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    Re: Amnesty International Wants Bush Prosecuted for Admitted Waterboarding

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Amnesia International is more like it. Idjuts
    Liberals are renowned for picking and choosing their moral outrage.

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