The label “torture” is often used to denigrate actions that are not “torture.” Unpleasant though they are and are intended to be, water boarding, sleep deprivation, humiliation and the like are not akin to fingernail removal, beatings, genital electric shock and the like. Yet the same label is applied as though all were the same.
Misapplication of labels to diminish the chances of rational, fact based discussion is quite often the tactic used when rational, fact based discussion is seen as undesirable.
Now might be the best opportunity available to become an anti-American terrorist, if you listen to anything the Arianna Nation (HuffPost) has to say on the matter of prisoner “torture” and enhanced interrogation techniques, which include water-boarding and sleep deprivation. And on that note, just how many anti-American terrorists does the Arianna Nation continuously give aid and comfort to by writing anti-American trash every day?
The point of the so-called “torture” techniques is obvious to anyone with a drop of American blood in them: to extrapolate vital and timely information from captured combatants (terrorists) and use that information to save many more lives, as many as possible, from being murdered. For any hot-blooded, anti-American, anti-Western terrorist wanna-be, the chance to kill American soldiers is hard to pass up. If we (America) were actually to give up on these techniques, which are used selectively and deliberately on very specific individuals, and…
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