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Torture should be used to gain imformation from terrorists.

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Started: 7/8/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Torture: Physical pain used to force terrorists to reveal information.

Reliable: How trustworhy the information is from the terrorists.

The burden of proof lies with both Pro and Con.
Pro and Con will be arguing wherever, or not we should torture Terrorists should be tortured to gain information. No alternatives will be argued.

Round 1: Acceptance and Introduction. No arguments.
Round 2:
Opening, and new arguments by both Pro and Con. No Rebuttals by Pro or Con.
Round 3:
Rebuttal, and new arguments may be added.
Round 4:
Rebuttal. No new arguments.
Round 5:
Closing arguments and Rebuttal. No New arguments.

I look forward to arguing with my opponent.


Debate Round No. 1


I would like to thank my opponent for excepting my debate.

In this round we will create our arguments, then in round 3, 4, and 5, we will rebutt the opposing arguments.


Firstly, torturing is in-reliable. Some will not know the information asked, and/or may lie. Some examples of information may include terrorist camps, or bomb targets. The terrorists may lie by naming previous bomb, and camp locations. Interestingly, torture actually slowed down the attempt to find Osama Bin Laden [1.]

Secondly, torture may encourage more humane actions by the US army. For example, masacares.



The topic of discussion is (verbatim):
Torture should be used to gain information from terrorists.
(I noted my opponent's definition of the word 'reliable', but I didn't see reliable anywhere within the topic. I'm pointing this out to tell my opponent that, although it is a viable contention to which he can resort, reliability is in no way an argumentative parameter. It's not that important, but I just thought I'd point that out.)

I will be defending torture-interrogation under the following contentions:
- The probability of torture-interrogations' successes justify its implementation (therefore, the cases of failure are dismissible)
- Successful interrogation saves and has saved lives[1]

Rebuttals and such will be delivered in the proceeding rounds.

Debate Round No. 2


I would like to apologise to my opponent for forfeiting this debate. My arguments have many errors, and I believe will fail.

Thank you.


Although a bit disappointing, my opponent's retreat will be accepted. I thank my opponent for the graceful concession and wish him luck in future debates. Have fun!
Debate Round No. 3


As said, I will forfeit all rounds. Thank you!


Post to speed up the round.
Debate Round No. 4


As I did before I will forfeit. Vote my opponant, Pro.


Newb forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Izazovnog 5 years ago
It's to late for you to join now, but I did define my terms. Torture, and reliable.
Posted by Ragnar 5 years ago
Please define your terms. I'd hate to accept this, only for semantics of "that's just enhanced interrogation" to come up.
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