A car that goes 8 miles per gallon and one that goe 12 miles per gallon are both inefficient when compared to one that goes 30 miles per gallon. That said, one of them still is clearly MORE efficient than the other (the 12 over the 8).
You down with TPP?
I think being sleep deprived just sounds better because most of us don't have the capacity to understand what it would be like to have captors keeping you awake for days on end.
I think much of the hysteria is emotional and not logical. If it were logical folks would be as concerned if not MORE concerned about the sleep deprivation. Or even the cold cell. We have killed someone stripping them naked, hosing them down, and leaving them in a cold cell. Supposedly a prisoner died of hypothermia. Yet you don't hear folks calling that barbaric or getting hysterical about that.
Put in perspective waterboarding is less dangerous than both sleep deprivation and cold cell interrogations!
I can understand if folks think NONE of them should be done. But what I have trouble wrapping my head around is folks going nuts over something that causes no actual bodily damage while remaining relatively mum and non- hysterical on things that do cause damage, have caused damage, and have actually killed people. Some of the folks I've talked to about waterboarding are extremely against waterboarding and damn near apathetic when it comes to sleep deprivation. Logically, I'm sorry, but that makes like zero sense.
It would depend on how far you took either one. Both may be the answer depending on how done.
Waterboard #1: "Are you a terrorist?"
Waterboard #75 "Are you a terrorist?"
Waterboard #150 "Are you a terrorist?"
"Yes.... just stop.."
Sleepdep hour #1 "Are you a terrorist?"
Sleepdep hour #75 "Are you a terrorist?"
"Huh?.. Wha? Water drips downward most the time...."
Sleepdep hour #150 "Are you a terrorist?"
"............. I like BOOM!"
What about combined? Wouldn't that be super power fake torture? I wonder how many times the interrogator went to go get himself a glass of water and accidentally left the waterboarding spicket on?
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