First, let me repeat that I do not feel that waterboarding or sleep deprivation are torture.
Second, I will say that my posts prior to this one were written prior to the report being released, and that I also posted a list of things that would be torture (prior to the report being released) which were included in the report as being done by CIA agents that did not comply with the law and the or the policy or the knowledge of senior administration officials.
Now, for your non-deflecting answer - Yes. If my kids (24 and 21 y/o boys) had joined the military and chose to be put in a position to where they could be potentially subjected to such interrogation as waterboarding or sleep deprivation, they would have knowingly volunteered to do so... just as I did. That is why we were trained by being subjected to such techniques.
If my kids were civilians, then no, but as members of the military, they would have volunteered to be exposed to such things, and I would support that choice of theirs.
As for the specific items in the report that were in fact torture, then my answer would be no, even if my boys were in the military.
I hope that answers your question. Of not, I would be happy to try again, out of the respect that I have for you.
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that because john yoo wrote the torture opinion memos as a DOJ representative, indicating enhanced interrogation was not really torture, that document provides legal cover for those who sanctioned the torture?
of course, if you were referring to some other provision which authorized torture, please share that