Yes, water boarding is justified because it has proven results over the years. It has also caused deaths, psychological and physical issues. I don't have much experience with this, besides on movies, but I believe this force will continue to be used. There are difficult situations in the world that most of society cant grasp. Torture has been used for centuries, but I don't approve of its cruelty.
The oh so beloved, "shall not be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment." line has been used to death however, according to the very same document; "The Rights of the Citizens of the United States of America guaranteed by this document shall not be infringed." <--- says nothing about non-citizens, doesn't say anything about prisoners of war either, the constitution ONLY guarantees rights for the US Citizen. Waterboarding is ok for use against non-citizens according to the Constitution, against US citizens is unconstitutional and should be called as such.
Alright. Let's get this straight. The Islam terrorists in the Middle East are carrying out far more worse tortures than water boarding. They burn children alive in cages, they bury people alive in the ground, they behead for fun. Water boarding is the least we should be doing to them. They slaughter in the name of their false "god" allah, and the United States of America, which was built on the foundations of Christianity, sit back and call out methods of "torture" inhumane. Where are the people that will rise up and fight for the name of Yahweh? "Oh, but God is a God of Love, He wouldn't hurt anybody. God forgives those terrorists," you say. Well if you actually read your Bible, you would notice that God destroyed entire civilizations. He even sent His own people through exile more than three times. So again, where are the people that are actually going to get off their fat butt and take the fight to these terrorists. Whose actually going to stand up for God's reputation, not their own?
Waterboarding is not a justified interrogation technique. Waterboarding is a form of torture, more specifically a type of water torture, in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning. Waterboarding can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage, and death. It should never be used.
If the NSA's electronic spying program is true, we don't need waterboarding techniques anymore. We can just spy on terrorists every time they make a cell phone call or send an email. Waterboarding is no longer justified, plus torture is banned by the Geneva Convention, which the United States ratified in 1882, nearly 150 years ago.
I think that waterboarding as a means to get information is one that can't be reliable. The very nature of waterboarding, being a torture technique, means that you will get false confessions during interrogation. This means that using it as a technique is just completely useless because people will say anything
Waterboarding is the process of simulating the experience of drowning, in which a person is strapped, face up, to a board that slopes downward at the head, while large quantities of water are poured over the face into the breathing passages. This "technique" can also easily be identified as torture and torture is not justifiable under any circumstances.
Without a doubt, waterboarding is nothing short of torture and isn't justified as an interrogation technique. Too many people are accepting of this practice, which can cause trauma against its victims. Torture is never justified no matter what the results of said torture are, and people need to realize this fact.
Waterboarding is not an effective or justified interrogation technique. Any form of interrogation the involves torture is suspect in its effectiveness. Many times people will admit to crimes they did not commit or give false information simply to end the torture. There are far more effective means of gathering intelligence other than waterboarding.