How is it that I can wish someone who looks like this die an horrendous death.
According to the Geneva Convention, prisoners of war are afforded certain protections. But contrary to what some folks might believe, we’re not talking about prisoners of war here. In the war on terror, we’re dealing largely with “unlawful enemy combatants” — unaccountable freelancers who dress like they’re coming out of philosophy class at UC Berkeley.
If you want full legal protections that come with engaging in legitimate warfare, then go join an army and put on a uniform so that Western forces can spot you before you head into a civilian centre with a bomb strapped to yourself and blow up innocent people
I’m not sure how folks who are critical of the CIA’s interrogation techniques would suggest eliciting intelligence from guys like this. Perhaps by offering him some tasty snacks and the love and understanding that he lacked as a child?
The CIA doesn’t do what they do for kicks. As CIA Director Michael Hayden explained the other day, interrogation techniques serve a purpose.
So now that we’ve established that the detainees in question aren’t even protected by the Geneva convention, and that they often have crucial information that can save lives, what about the idea of waterboarding as “torture”?
When asked about it during a recent CNN appearance, I suggested that “one man’s torture is another’s CIA-sponsored swim lesson.” In case anyone thought I was being facetious — I wasn’t.
I suppose that those who object to terror suspects getting water up the nose would say that, as a young competitive swimmer, I was also tortured. It was called “hypoxic training” — swimming underwater and holding our breath until we passed out. Our coaches didn’t call it torture, just an exercise in “mental toughness.” So think of it this way — terror suspects are getting some free mental toughness training courtesy of the U.S. government.
I am glad you were fired Ms . Marsden. It is imperitive that shit like you flows to were it belongs…..in the sewer. Here is her latest crap after she was fired. Waah Waah Waah.