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[On the Iraq prison torture scandal]I honestly do not see what is wrong with it. They soldiers wanted information from them, and the Iraqiis had no right to withhold it.

slave, Internet Infidels 18 Comments [5/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Matilde

Well, and the right to be treated as humans they are?

8/14/2006 10:55:48 AM

Adamant Cane

They had a very basic, fundamental human right to withhold it.

That's what you meant, or I'm clubbing your face in.

6/19/2008 7:46:16 AM

apYrs

so you have no problem if American soldiers are tortured for information by the Taliban fighteres or Iraqi insurgents?

6/19/2008 7:57:13 AM

Amos

Someone called slave thinks torture is ok? That's strangely fitting...

6/19/2008 9:36:37 AM

Me

Who Would Jesus Torture?

6/19/2008 11:22:07 AM

KTM

ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!

6/19/2008 4:04:52 PM

aaa

I don't think you get reliable or up-to-date intel by locking people to secret prisons and waterboarding them.

8/12/2009 10:43:52 AM

Swedish Pagan

Torture does not bring forth information. It breaks down an individual so that you can do whatever you want with "it". The information you get is seldom reliable, as the person will say whatever you want him or her to say. Torture is a way to remove the humanity from a human being.

The third Geneva convention says it's illegal to torture a prisoner of war, the prisoners are only required to give their name, date of birth, rank and service number (if applicable).

8/12/2009 10:50:57 AM

Mog

We broke the Geneva Convention.

HOW DOES THAT MAKE US THE GOOD GUYS?

And yes, people *do* have the right to keep their own thoughts, memories, and knowledge private. That's honestly the most fundamental of human rights, really.

8/17/2009 3:17:00 AM



However, if they withhold it in front of the Iraquis is a different matter altogether..............please, it´s a war man, and the moral differences should be clear.

8/24/2009 8:05:31 AM

wintermute

I think the real problem is that the soldiers wanted information, and the prisoners had no right not to know that information, so they had to be tortured until they knew what the Americans wanted to know.

Simple, really.

8/27/2009 9:06:52 AM

frmrcdt

Why should we be fighting them if we're willing to torture for information that they likely don't have. If we sink to that level, then we're no different, and people with no differences don't fight.

11/9/2009 10:45:40 AM



/[On the Iraq prison torture scandal]I honestly do not see what is wrong with it./

And my faith in humanity continues to shrink...

11/9/2009 6:00:33 PM

Caustic Gnostic

Hey, let's torture slave here until he tells us who it was that filled his head with shit.

11/9/2009 6:52:36 PM

Nowonmai

And I bet you would whine if Iraqis did the same thing to US prisoners.

11/9/2009 7:03:45 PM

JDC1

This 'slave' person is just an
"Armchair soldier"
Sure, he can just sit back in
the comfort of home and dictate
without any experience.
No concept of reality.

11/9/2009 7:34:47 PM

J.T.

@Mog

We broke the Geneva Convention.

HOW DOES THAT MAKE US THE GOOD GUYS?


Easy. Since no official governing body can punish America for it, it's not a big deal.

People have told me this with a straight face.

3/12/2010 9:04:58 PM

Canadiest

And by all actual CIA and Military reports it wasn't useful to torture and seldom is. This has been known for years and cements the concept that torture is done for cruelties sake only.

3/14/2010 11:43:26 AM
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