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    Bhishma, milkbone, SuperBowlXX, MightyMole

    I especially abhor such idiotic excuses for torture as the "ticking time-bomb" bullshit.  The torture issue is extremely upsetting in my view, particularaly when chicken-hawks like  "5 Deferment Dick" cheeeney and his mad daughter, and feith and woo and all the other monsters who love torturing people never served their country.  I carried my Geneva Convention Card with me at all times while in the USAF.  When I was on temporary duty in Vietnam, I once was at the Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) Zoo (which was in great disrepair and was very sad), and I remember placing my hand over the pocket where the card was, and thinking that any one of the Vietnamese here could capture me, and the Card would, at least, bring some hesitation before they would torture me.  Yes, I know US military members were tortured there.  And I hope that this story doesn't sound too schmalzy (sp?)- but I was very young and innocent and somewhat afraid, as I was an Airman with only expereience in working with transport aircrews/aircraft and civilian Airlines.  So, believe me, the story is true.  Torturing is crossing the line, no matter the scenario.  Other countries successfully prosecute criminals ("terrorists") without torturing.  "5 Deferment Dick" cheeney is a vile human being and his views on this issue disgust me.

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      Gram E, Bhishma, SuperBowlXX

      What the torture-supporters don't seem to realize is that if we can do it to them, they have just as much right to do it to us.

      And I don't want that to happen. Not even to some scumbag Blackwater merc.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 01:17:57 PM PST

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