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    Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    Let's say... next month there is a big news story of a terrorist attack stopped in the finals stages, like it was gonna go down that Monday before. You learn not only was it going to happen, but that your place of business, the flight you were on... whatever, was the target. You'd be DEAD right now if it had not been stopped.

    A few months go by, and it comes out that the information to stop that attack was obtained through water boarding or worse.

    Would you demand the "torturers" be tried for their "crimes"?

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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    In all seriousness, I would ask to thank the torturers personally, and if for some ungodly reason they were hauled up on charges, I would contributed heavily to their legal defense fund (and would start one if someone didn't get in ahead of me).

    I mean that in all seriousness. If somebody tortures and gets information that saves my ass, glory hallelujah and job well done to him.

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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    The law is the law and we have it for a reason.

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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    Good question. Even though I wouldn't want them to be prosecuted because they saved my life, the law and principles is more important then my life or what I specifically want.

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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeTh!nk3r View Post
    The law is the law and we have it for a reason.
    I agree, the law is the law...

    However, is your life more important then the law?

    Me, yeah my life trumps the law, and if someone who wishes harm on me or my family gets hurt, maimed, suffers unimaginable pain so that I and others might live?

    Sucks to be them, but they DID volunteer for it. I'm with Celtic on this one.
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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    The law is the law.
    Last edited by Laila; 05-13-09 at 01:53 PM.


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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    The law is the law.
    Then the law needs to be written so as to congratulate torturers who save lives...particularly mine and doubly so for my family's lives.

    Anything less would be a most foul injustice.

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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Then the law needs to be written so as to congratulate torturers who save lives...particularly mine and doubly so for my family's lives.

    Anything less would be a most foul injustice.
    The law cannot change for every case, however just the circumstance is. There needs to be some consistency.


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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Then the law needs to be written so as to congratulate torturers who save lives...particularly mine and doubly so for my family's lives.

    Anything less would be a most foul injustice.
    So we should torture people if they save lives??

    What about torturing everyone who is convicted of a crime to get them to rat out any co-conspirators?

    Torture is not good when a government uses it, even if the outcome will save lives.

    You need to at least draw a line somewhere, but that by itself aknowedges that torture is wrong on some level as a way to get information from someone.

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    Re: Would you call for prosecution if someone used torture to save your life?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    So we should torture people if they save lives??

    What about torturing everyone who is convicted of a crime to get them to rat out any co-conspirators?

    Torture is not good when a government uses it, even if the outcome will save lives.

    You need to at least draw a line somewhere, but that by itself aknowedges that torture is wrong on some level as a way to get information from someone.
    I'll be happy to draw a line somewhere, but when folks redraw the lines whenever it suits their whimsical sense of conscience, then I draw the line wherever it best benefits me and mine.

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