West Chester wrote:Hypothetical question for your guys against water boarding. Lets say a loved one was being held captive somewhere and you have standing in front of you a suspect who knows where your loved one is. Would you put your "torture" beliefs aside to find out the information about your loved one or would you give the suspect rights that he is not owed, 5th amendment knowledge and allow him to sit quiet.You're wrong. I'm admitting right now that I would do any fucking thing necessary that I could think of to get that information out of them: feed him his ear, hammer-smash all ten toes, you name it.
I know the answer and so do you. You would do anything possible to rescue your loved one including pouring water in someone's nose. But I also know you will never admit you would "torture" someone because it is not a real suggestion.
Secondly, do you guys realize why these guys are being water boarded? because they were captured on a battlefield, often times surrendering AFTER shooting at our troops. They refused to give information that will help end the war sooner so ultimately they were removed from the combat zone to acquire the information that US Soldiers need to win the war.
Let our soldiers and CIA do the job to get these wars won.
The difference is, I am not a country with laws. I was not created by and am not governed by a constitution, and I have never agreed to abide by the Geneva Conventions. I have never prosecuted anyone in my courts for doing the things I mentioned above. I am a human with emotions, a temper, adrenaline, and at times, fear. The point of the laws enacted to govern this country is to take those human influences out of the picture.