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gluxford1 December 16th, 2016 5:50pm

Should the United States resume tactics like waterboarding and sleep deprivation to extract information from the terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay?

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Advil sc
12/18/16 8:15 am

The appropriate response must be applicable to the actions of the terrorist. I don't have much sympathy for a terrorist who has tortured people by burning them to death or decapitating someone with a butcher knife.

Different situations require appropriate

TheHand If you need a hand
12/16/16 7:57 pm

What ever happened to good ole Bamboo shoots under the finger nails set on fire?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
12/16/16 3:50 pm

Absolutely. They are not torture. And they are effective.

12/16/16 5:08 pm

If you don't think it's torture I encourage you to try water boarding and sleep deprivation yourself! They are very easy to do at home :)

PS sleep deprivation can kill you after less than 2 weeks.

TheHand If you need a hand
12/16/16 8:02 pm

Yeah but a terrorist can kill you in less than two minutes. Why should I give a damn about torturing someone who is most likely geared up mentally to Kill Thousands of People?
I don't care if I have to use a blow torch, the SOB is going to tell me what I want to know.

12/16/16 10:34 pm

I'm give an opinion on whether or not torturing potential terrorists or informants is bad. I simply argued that water boarding and sleep deprivation are indeed torture and if you don't think so then that person is more than welcome to try them out!

12/16/16 10:35 pm

First line should be...
*I didn't give an opinion

F1Dan Parked in your spot
12/16/16 3:41 pm

I believe that the judicial system of USA should treat every alleged criminal, regardless whether they have domestic or foreign citizenship the same way. If it is not okay to waterboard John from Texas right after he is arrested to get more information about criminals then it is also not okay to do the same to Mohammand from Syria.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
12/16/16 3:00 pm

I don't think anyone there has much knowledge of terrorist activity that is still current enough to be useful anymore. So unless some new inmates arrive there probably isn't much need. We should keep it on the table though.

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/16/16 1:44 pm

Absolutely not. Seems like a direct contradiction of American exceptionalism.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
12/16/16 12:21 pm

No to waterboarding. Yes to sleep deprivation.

brentwho Home
12/16/16 12:09 pm

There is no rational justification to participate in such practices.

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
12/16/16 11:13 am

We should water board them from time-to-time just because their beards get all nasty.

12/16/16 11:06 am

If you are talking about using those methods on the existing residents of Gitmo, no. They've been there too long.
If Trump starts capturing new ones and sending them there, sleep deprivation is not torture.

MrAmerica Adoring the Logos
12/16/16 10:56 am

Terrorists are not Americans!

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
12/16/16 1:03 pm

I ran into a group of Korean tourists yesterday. Could I have tortured them because they are not American?

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
12/16/16 1:04 pm

If Dylann Roof knew of another mass shooting being planned, should we torture him?

MrAmerica Adoring the Logos
12/16/16 1:12 pm

If they committed an act of terrorism the FBI could have

gluxford1 Arizona
12/16/16 1:31 pm

Hey WorstGoo, we are talking about terrorists and you know it. We are not talking about some random tourists on the street. Your comment is dishonest.

gow488 Korea
12/16/16 10:54 am

No. Water boarding violates the eight amendment.

gluxford1 Arizona
12/16/16 10:55 am

The Constitution does not apply to foreign terrorists.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
12/16/16 11:29 am

The Geneva Convention does.

gluxford1 Arizona
12/16/16 12:02 pm

You're right, we should just make it one giant safe space. Let's send those poor, defenseless terrorists therapy puppies and hot cocoa. While we're at it, let's send a box of chocolates and a fruit basket to the Boston Bomber's death row cell, because people that blow the limbs off 8-year-old boys with pressure cooker bombs need love too, right?

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
12/16/16 12:04 pm

Congrats on creating one of the most absurd strawmen I've ever seen.

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
12/16/16 1:05 pm

I could be wrong, but I don't think being a terrorist has anything to do with whether you have certain protections under the constitution.

gluxford1 Arizona
12/16/16 1:29 pm

They aren't U.S. Citizens. Hence the word "foreign".

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/16/16 10:53 am

No. I don't condone torture.

gluxford1 Arizona
12/16/16 10:52 am

I think we should resume it and up the ante on it. Waterboard them, deprive them of sleep by playing Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber songs 24/7, and only feed them bacon.