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Old 11-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by BigRedChief View Post
It's not apples to apples.

Torture has been against even the "war" rules that have been agreed to since WW1. In those agreements that we signed, waterboarding is considered torture. And the scientific fact is that torture has not proven any more effective than other "information obtaining" techniques. The detained combatant are no longer a future threat to us, they are off the battlefield.

When we seek to kill enemy combatants with drones we must have reliable information that the individual or terrorist cell is there at the target. 98% of the time, those around the target are also enemy combatants or know that the target is an high value target. Those near him should know that being in proximity to this target is putting yourself in danger. In this new era, where ever the high value target is, that's where the battlefield is now. They are still a current and future threat to Americans. And we can't always wait to take them out.
It is apples to apples.

So there is never any justification for water boarding an apprehended terrorist?
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