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View Poll Results: Obama chief of intelligence says harsh interrogation methods worked. Should we charge the people who
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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Obama chief of intelligence says harsh interrogation methods worked.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: southern california
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they do work so does harsh treatment of criminals and bad kids but that does not mean we like it or wana do it.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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“The information gained from these techniques was valuable in some instances, but there is no way of knowing whether the same information could have been obtained through other means,” Admiral Blair said in a written statement issued last night. “The bottom line is these techniques have hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security."


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us...er=rss&emc=rss
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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What a misleading thread title, no wonder there was no link.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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What a misleading thread title, no wonder there was no link.
It is standard operational policy for some posters.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It must have been the 183rd torture session when the truth finally jumped out of his mouth.

We will never know if other methods would have yielded even more information.

Unfortunatelly the damage caused by torture is far greater than the info gathered.

NYT: Origins of 'torture' tactics overlooked - The New York Times- msnbc.com
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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Buying a lottery ticket sometimes works too.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Poll question doesn't make sense
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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From the SASC report:

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"There were two reasons why these interrogations were so persistent, and why extreme methods were used," the former senior intelligence official said on condition of anonymity because of the issue's sensitivity.

"The main one is that everyone was worried about some kind of follow-up attack (after 9/11). But for most of 2002 and into 2003, Cheney and Rumsfeld, especially, were also demanding proof of the links between al Qaida and Iraq that (former Iraqi exile leader Ahmed) Chalabi and others had told them were there."
Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Bush are war criminals who deserve to spend the rest of their miserable lives in prison for torturing people.

For those of you who are opposed to that, then I'll believe you when you start pushing to exhonorate those Japanese Army officers that we prosecuted for waterboarding our soldiers in WWII. Until you do that, you're a bunch of hypocritical, partisan liars.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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We arent doing anything to them that we havent done to our own troops. Guess we are torturing our own troops.

Lets just hold their hands and give them lollypops so liberals will be happy and see what happens

Bring all the troops home and lets see what happens.
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