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  •  Torture is done to terrorize a target audience (3+ / 0-)
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    It bothers us, so it works in domestic politics.

    It bothered subject populations in Latin America under any of more than a dozen military dictatorships, so it works.

    It bothers, alternately, Israelis and Palestinians, so it works.

    Torture is not done for the benefit of the afflicted.

    It's done to hurt all those who have affinity for the person being mentally and physically broken.

    Oh - There is almost always a record of some sort. That's part of the reason it's done. As leverage.

    Perhaps some tapes were erased...but not all of them. Not even close.

    Only Americans are having a torture debate.

    by cskendrick on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 12:10:33 PM PST

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