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cfasano310
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BKL21996
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Terrorists should be subjected to torture.

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Started: 3/18/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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cfasano310

Pro

Terrorism is the largest threat to our national and personal security. The US has taken and is taking extreme militaristic measures to provide the people with safety and peace of mind. Terrorists being the scheming , horrible, disgusting, repulsive, grotesque, and mentally sick people, some manage to manipulate through the US border (some are already in it) and cause mass chaos, kill innocent people and ruin lives. The US have been able to capture many of these peasants who are connected to a larger network of shared information about terrorism and other future plans, such as where they intend on ammunition, who/where are their leaders and other information that could prevent future attacks and save countless lives. The only problem is, they are obviously not going to outright tell officials these things. perhaps one of the only ways to get this information out of them is torture. It has been established that these people are horrible and want to kill american lives, so if as a nation can not muster up the courage to inflict pain on a mass murderer to save at least a couple of American lives, then we should admit defeat.
BKL21996

Con

The use of torture in any case has always proved to be quite ineffective. It may lead the accused to admit information that is falsified just to stop the torture. There also proves to be a lack of means to perform such actions due to the extreme attrition rate of those who perform the torture, and also prove unnecessary due to the rate confessions are obtained when non-torturous methods are used, such as treating the prisoner humanely. We must not only be concerned with the the well-being of our country, but also with the mental and physical stability of possible informants, as well as our own troops. Torture may seem like an answer, but in the end, it is only as helpful as one believes it is, as false confessions and insanity due to the methods of torture prove to harm possible evidence that may have been gained.
Debate Round No. 1
cfasano310

Pro

Terrorism is the largest threat to our national and personal security. The US has taken and is taking extreme militaristic measures to provide the people with safety and peace of mind. Terrorists being the scheming , horrible, disgusting, repulsive, grotesque, and mentally sick people, some manage to manipulate through the US border (some are already in it) and cause mass chaos, kill innocent people and ruin lives. The US have been able to capture many of these peasants who are connected to a larger network of shared information about terrorism and other future plans, such as where they intend on ammunition, who/where are their leaders and other information that could prevent future attacks and save countless lives. The only problem is, they are obviously not going to outright tell officials these things. perhaps one of the only ways to get this information out of them is torture. It has been established that these people are horrible and want to kill american lives, so if as a nation can not muster up the courage to inflict pain on a mass murderer to save at least a couple of American lives, then we should admit defeat.
BKL21996

Con

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cfasano310

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Con

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Pro

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