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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    No impact.
    It's not as if this info. is a secret.
    I think gov't agencies just oppose any releases of information.
    Possibly for legitimate reasons, but mostly to avoid embarrassment.
    Probably both legitimate and embarrassment. As long as no intel assets are put at risk the release may not hurt a thing. But I do wonder about cooperation of third countries in our efforts to combat terrorism and ISIS. This is something that must be weighed. It is my understanding all this stopped sometime in the Bush administration. I think we all knew we were doing some as they call it enhanced interrogation. But if it has stopped, probably a good 8 years ago, why release it? You can stop something that has already been stopped.

    Those who wanted it stopped have already won the day. So why release it in the first place?
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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post

    Those who wanted it stopped have already won the day. So why release it in the first place?
    Who knows?
    As per usual in politics, all may not be as it seems.
    I do think sunshine is the best disinfectant and I'm equally sure this report will be heavily "redacted".
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Who knows?
    As per usual in politics, all may not be as it seems.
    I do think sunshine is the best disinfectant and I'm equally sure this report will be heavily "redacted".
    I guess the simplest way to look at this is the report is going to be released tomorrow or so I have heard. So if the consequences are negative then we know whom to blame, if the consequences are positive, then we know whom to give credit.

    None of us know which way it will go or even what is in the report yet. This just might be a hyper whoopee do over nothing. We shall see.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Well, thank goodness an objective mind has solved the case.

    My turn. I think they have remarkable respect for human rights and use whatever means necessary to ensure people are protected from those who seek to eliminate their right to exist in the greatest number possible.
    Sending someone to a country where it is known he will be tortured is the same as doing it yourself.

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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Sending someone to a country where it is known he will be tortured is the same as doing it yourself.
    BS. Nice try. No cigar.

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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Pretty much this. Democrats are less interested in accuracy than they are interested in scoring points with their base against an administration that hasn't been in power for more than half a decade, and are willing to screw over US CT and foreign policy for years in order to do it.
    Or...maybe...people would like to see what was done in our name, with our money, using the power we give our government. Can't be that though.

    Also, I'm totally fine with secretive US organizations not doing things with their power that wouldn't hold up to scrutiny if known to the population they are serving. That's ok with me.
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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    I don't think it matters.

    Nothing new will be learned from this report. Democrats will hold it as proof waterboarding, etc. doesn't work while Republicans will insist it's partisan idiocy the same way Democrats insist Republican hearings on Benghazi is. There are going to be no real bombshells to find out about. Just the same things one party has been campaigning on for over a decade.
    Last edited by shavingcollywob; 12-08-14 at 06:21 PM.

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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Or...maybe...people would like to see what was done in our name, with our money, using the power we give our government. Can't be that though.
    You don't already know?



    It's not like anything new is expected to come from this report.

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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    You don't already know?



    It's not like anything new is expected to come from this report.
    Then there's no reason they shouldn't release it.
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    Re: Should the Report on Torture Be Released Publicly?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Then there's no reason they shouldn't release it.
    Which is why I said it doesn't matter if they release it.

    This isn't a "fact finding" thing. It's a political thing.

    I suspect 10 minutes won't go by before the DNC sends out emails about it to fund raise.

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