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  •  Hillary supported torture? (1+ / 0-)
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    The rule of law cannot be compromised. We must stand for the rule of law before the world, especially when we are under stress and under threat. We must show that we uphold our most profound values.

    The bill before us allows the admission into evidence of statements derived through cruel, inhuman and degrading interrogation. That sets a dangerous precedent that will endanger our own men and women in uniform overseas. Will our enemies be less likely to surrender? Will informants be less likely to come forward? Will our soldiers be more likely to face torture if captured? Will the information we obtain be less reliable? These are the questions we should be asking. And based on what we know about warfare from listening to those who have fought for our country, the answers do not support this bill. As Lieutenant John F. Kimmons, the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence said, "No good intelligence is going to come from abusive interrogation practices."

    There's my evidence that she has never supported torture.
    Where's yours?

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 11:35:33 AM PDT

    •  In October 2006,... (1+ / 0-)
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      In October 2006, Clinton spoke about exceptions to a no-torture policy when speaking to the New York Daily News. Clinton mentioned a "ticking time bomb" scenario in which a captured terrorist has knowledge of an imminent terror attack and interrogators want to use torture.

      "In the event we were ever confronted with having to interrogate a detainee with knowledge of an imminent threat to millions of Americans, then the decision to depart from standard international practices must be made by the president, and the president must be held accountable," she said.
      •  The "ticking time bomb" scenario never happens (1+ / 0-)
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        except in the movies. So it's easy to pander to those overly invested in "the war on terror". I don't think it means much, and in the end, she says the President must be held accountable.

        I'm guessing she's going to go with the known, effective methods of countering threats which are mostly un-dramatic, boring, persistent, hard work, little glory types of efforts.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 12:43:27 PM PDT

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