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JernHenrik
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Napoleon-Ernesto
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Was the United States Department of Defense justified in torturing Terrorist prisoners in Iraq?

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JernHenrik
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/6/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JernHenrik

Con

NO WAY was US servicemen justified in dressing Iraqi rebel prisoners naked and humiliating them sexually before punishing them with methods like electricity!
Napoleon-Ernesto

Pro

Hello this is my first debate (on this website) so please bear with me. The argument is weather or not
torturing terrorists is justified; Personally I believe that it is justified, those terrorists which I'm assuming are Islamic extremists are not innocent...therefore shall not be treated like so. Multiple incidents of (I'm assuming the Iraq war) where extremist capture and torture either soldiers or civilians, if they do this to innocent people how isn't justified to give them poetic justice?
Debate Round No. 1
JernHenrik

Con

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Napoleon-Ernesto

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
JernHenrik

Con

First the methods of torture, that the US government will admit to using, incl. stress positions and water boarding.
Detailed in this video:
https://www.youtube.com...

Then there are the In-official, non-sanctioned but widespread practice of sexual torture.
Two pictures included:
http://www.dailytune.net...
https://sumofus-production-media.s3.amazonaws.com...

Finally, it is common practice to leave prisoners in the "care" of the Iraqi army, during which this happens:
Common forms of torture practiced by the US-backed Iraqi Army and military police intelligence officers were to extinguish cigarettes in the victim's anus and to apply electric current to the ears, anus, and testicles. For their part, the police in Baghdad appeared to have developed other tastes: seven suspected rebels turned up dead, their legs broken and their testicles smashed.
Napoleon-Ernesto

Pro

Napoleon-Ernesto forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JernHenrik 1 year ago
JernHenrik
Time frame: Iraq war (second)
Mr, Napoleon should be able to beat me yet, if he doesn't forfeit the round
Posted by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
Is this the Iraq war or modern day? What is the timeframe?
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lannan13
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