Re: Defense Secretary Panetta Admits Again, That Information from Waterboarding Led US to Bin Laden
posted at 2/4/2013 4:36 PM EST
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
It was still illegal and still a violation of the geneva conventions.
Some prisoners were tortured to death.
Some prisoners who were guilty of no crime or offense agains the U.S. were tortured.
Watching Al Jazzera again, were you? Or was it some other American-hating propaganda source?
Please name who was killed by 'torture"..
No one was tortured....the only arguable issue was waterboarding, which was only used on a few high level targets like KSM...they are very much still alive.
The other supposed "torture" was loud music, sleep deprivation, slapping, humiliation....all of which is torture, per moonbats. Even being in jail itself is "torture"...
The terrorists were not signatories to the "Geneva Convention", so that is just a vapid worthless talking point. Moreover, the terrorists do not come within the definition of "prisoners of war" , look it up. The Geneva Convention addresses armed uniformed soldiers, not saboteurs/terrorists.
In the 2006 revision of Army Field Manual, which is what President Obama claimed was what we will use now, three new techniques were added: the good-cop, bad-cop routine; the "false flag" (allowing interrogators to claim that they are not Americans, if necessary), and, in carefully defined circumstances, separating detainees from one another. Human-rights advocates have argued that isolating captives is a form of cruelty.
So according to the human rights crowd, Obama STILL TORTURES.