Torture, does it work?
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see jon oliver's review of the USA's torture program then comment
there is nothing more american than a drunk man jumping into a christmas tree~LWTwJO
The report clearly shows not one enhanced interrogation episode produced actionable intel. That's like buying a car with no wheels to take you to work everyday.
If the program doesn't produce the designed effect then it should be redesigned and/or changed altogether.
A majority of democrats serve on the senate intelligence committee, which were already against torture before the CIA was even charged. Therefore the senate report is unreliable because it is published from a liberal standpoint. Even if torture didn't work( which it does) then what would be the alternative.
Who's to say that these senators weren't bribed by an outside entity working with the al-Qaeda. Of course we wouldn't know about it since the media only supports democratic candidates.
The bi-partisan report on the enhanced interrogation program clearly details that torture (enhanced interrogation) doesn't produce actionable intel. I suggest reading the report here, http://library.stanford.edu... then perhaps, you will make a more informed argument. For now, the evidence is in favor of torture not working as designed.
Full Senate Intel panel:
Martin HeinrichNew Mexico
http://library.stanford.edu...... A great nation must be prepared to acknowledge its errors. This report details an ugly chapter in American history during which our leaders and the intelligence community dishonored our nation"s proud traditions. Of course we must aggressively pursue international terrorists who would do us harm, but we must do so in a way that is consistent with the basic respect for human rights which makes us proud to be Americans. "The United States must not engage in torture. If we do, in an increasingly brutal world we lose our moral standing to condemn other nations or groups that engage in uncivilized behavior." /blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/12/official-senate-cia-torture-report#sthash.FbdzOrbF.dpufn
This paragraph basically says that if the United States participates in torture the rest of the world will follow us and act in an uncivilized manner. The world already acts in an uncivilized manner. Isis beheads their captives. We hardly do anything that can compare to that. So it's no excuse to stop the use of enhanced interrogation just because we fear what other countries will do to us. These terror groups already hate America and won't stop till theirs nothing less. If they don't treat their prisoners of war with respect why should we do the same. Of course our use of torture doesn't even compare to what they do. It's still humane and effective.
Also you never answered my question. If we stop the use of torture then what will be the alternative. Truth serum definitely won't work. Visit at http://www.businessinsider.com...
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Vote Placed by TheJuniorVarsityNovice 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro doesn't refute the senate report and uses unfounded arguments to argue against it, leaving me with one uncontested reason to vote con. Pro should have looked for some more sources online to support his case. Thus I vote con
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