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  •  I don't THINK it will...but it MIGHT. (0+ / 0-)

    If the American people accept torture...then maybe we and the troops deserve all the evil that others can perpetrate upon us. Maybe our enemies are RIGHT about us.

    One could make that case.

    Maybe we have no ideals, and stand only for raw power. That MAY be the only conclusion to draw. That we condone torture and are morally bankrupt.

    I hope the answer is: we care about justice, civil liberties and human dignity. Show the pictures and let the people speak.

    When a government violates the unalienable rights of the people, it loses its legitimacy.

    by Rayk on Thu May 14, 2009 at 03:36:41 PM PDT

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    •  I understand your POV... (0+ / 0-)

      but disagree with your conclusion...it is not worth it and won't change anything...except raise our threat level around the world...peace...

      Obama - Real Leadership for a Real Change

      by dvogel001 on Thu May 14, 2009 at 03:49:29 PM PDT

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      •  My position may not be practical. (0+ / 0-)

        I know that. And it may raise the threat level around the world.

        There's no 100% trouble free approach to this situation.

        I think failure to prosecute those responsible for our torture policy is itself a huge motivator for those who would attack us...and WILL attack us in the future.

        I think we need to maximize the moral distance between ourselves and the terrorists...but opposing torture and prosecuting it.

        And, I think the way to make our troops safe is by bringing them home. These pictures...whatever they show...are much less significant than leaving our troops in a war zone as occupiers of foreign countries.

        When a government violates the unalienable rights of the people, it loses its legitimacy.

        by Rayk on Thu May 14, 2009 at 03:56:13 PM PDT

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        •  Doing a unilateral withdrawl... (0+ / 0-)

          of troops from around the world in a careless way will make our country less safe..."we must be as careful drawing down our troops as we were careless in deploying our troops under GWB"...Barack Obama

          Obama - Real Leadership for a Real Change

          by dvogel001 on Fri May 15, 2009 at 03:12:59 AM PDT

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