SF soldier submits to waterboarding to prove a point


#182

Would you feel the same way if it was the life of everyone you know at risk?


#183

The Bush Administration most certainly did not. They had no idea what was going on there with respect to abuse of prisoners. As soon as it became known they dropped a hammer right where it belonged, on the facility commander’s head who did allow it.


#184

Apples to anvils. We’re not talking about law enforcement.


#185

War vs domestic law enforcement. If you’re on US soil you are entitled to constitutional protections.


#186

Waterboarding is what got us Bin Laden a decade after the fact.


#187

The stretch is in calling waterboarding torture.


#188

Considering where some of your extended family comes from I would guess no more than 1-3 degrees of separation?


#189

I wouldn’t submit to broccoli every day at lunch for a year.


#190

Reagan had zero problems with enhanced interrogations.


#191

That’s an old argument…a straw man…kinda like:
The Constitution isn’t a suicide pact.

State sanctioned torture is wrong and we don’t need it.


#192

It isn’t straw, it just isn’t actually your family.


#193

It’s easy to be self righteous and sanctimonious when you have nothing on the line and never will.


#194

He said sanctimoniously.


#195

Well that certainly makes a difference.


#196

mEh - maybe it’s me.


#197

That’s too bad. What’s your source on that?


#198

Experience.


#199

i see i still have no takers on people volunteering to be waterboarded for a year (hour per day) and putting it on YouTube.

come on dudes, it will help your cause massively.


#200

Nice to see that someone finally did it…charity event?


#201

If my Daughter was involved in a terrorist organization that just killed many peoples lives and she was caught and had information about the leaders of the terrorist organization and refused to give them up.
1.) I had failed as a parent
2.) It would pain me that she was involved in it but i would be ok with torturing her if it could save more lives. even if it would hurt me to see her tortured.