As I wrote on some ones blog today!
Thank God for the so called "Torture"
Waterboarding that we have done.
God only knows how may American lives we have saved by doing what we have done.
Would you have rather cut off their freaken heads?
Personally, I'm OK with torture under these circumstances. Part of the criticism of torturing is that it produces unreliable information, which is not necessarily true. Torturing to elicit a confession is notoriously unreliable and really does nothing to prevent future harm, so it's not right in any circumstances. Torturing to obtain intelligence information about FUTURE acts by OTHER people is more reliable, making it more justifiable. When you also consider the fact that the torture was relatively non-violent and was only used on a VERY small number of high level detainees that we knew almost certainly had useful information about future attacks... I'm sure if it saved the life of ONE of your family members you would think differently!
And don't tell me about the Geneva convention! I know all about it.. I served our county and I'm very familiar with all the rules.
The Geneva convention requires soldiers to wear uniforms. This is designed so that troops know who to shoot at and don't kill a bunch of civilians. If a spy (not wearing a uniform) is captured, he can be interrogated, executed, and anything else they want to do, and this has always been the case, even for civilized countries. Why do you think spies carry cyanide capsules? I'm sick of people pretending otherwise.
Yes, thank you Mr. Bush.