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Is Waterboarding A Form of Torture

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Hostile, May 25, 2009.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    You don't even need to debate the topic here. All we really want is your vote.

    Please be honest. Say exactly what you really feel.
  2. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Hos, after this poll has run for a while, maybe you should create another poll that asks "Is torture justifiable?". I think that it would be interesting to see how the two polls match up.
  3. adamc91115

    adamc91115 New Member

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    I agree with that.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I will if you want me to.
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    While I understand why some would call it torture, it is a far cry from what many other countries consider torture...

    This is an apples/oranges thing...
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I still hope you voted yes. There is a point to prove.
  7. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Absolutely, yes.
  8. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    I voted yes, but I also don't care that we do it.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Nope. TOrture is something that if only done once or twice causes irreparable harm. How many times was that one waterboarded- 100 times?
  10. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    No it's not.
    Our servicemen(Navy Seals) are subjected to it.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Interesting take.
  12. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    I'll have to vote no, if it were torture we would not be able to use it in training our own soldiers. Do I believe it is enhanced interrogation, yes I do. I do believe there is a fine line though. Is it torture to run an individual till he spills his guts all over the field? In life we push the limits in all corners of life.

    I must admit though, my view of War may be different than most.
  13. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    wouldn't the difference be that the Seals volunteer for that wing of the service so the waterboarding comes with the territory? Wouldn't it be a test of their mettle?
  14. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Look up Burm's definition of torture(post#9).

    How pansy of a nation have we become when a terrorist is subjected to a method of training we use in our own servicemen?
    In whose side are those who enjoy the freedoms and protection and turn around and question the way it is given to them?
  15. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I have Bumfard on ignore so I don't read anything he writes.

    Nice attempt to use the line from Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men.

    Anyway, sure seems like torture to me.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterboarding
  16. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    You got him on ignore and not me?...by all means add me to your ignore list.
    As for the Nicholson line,it was not an attempt,it's a great line and all I did was change the wording.
  17. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    you aren't annoying like he is.

    the line was cute and all but remember, he was charged and we have to assume convicted of conduct unbecoming because his choice of how to protect the freedoms was illegal.
  18. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    i think it's more an acquired taste.
  19. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    I voted "yes", but thinking about it, I should've voted no. I didn't consider going through the gas chamber in Boot Camp to be torture, and every man and woman that joined were subjected to it.
  20. MetalHead

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    CZ,meet John Kerry....:)

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