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  •  BTW, your slogan is intriguing (0+ / 0-)

    I'd like to recommend an academic essay by Robert G. Kennedy entitled "Can Interogatory Torture be morally legitimate". The essay can be found at: http://isme.tamu.edu/...

    I have found in my teachings that absolutists will quickly condone some forms of torture in very specific and rare circumstances. This might broaden your perspective.

    Maybe we should truck on over to namby-pamby land where we could find some self- confidence for you....ya jack wagon!

    by Iggy1962 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 01:20:04 PM PST

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    •  No, torture is NEVER acceptable. (2+ / 0-)
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      My husband, Dan, was a US Vietnam vet who survived torture. Dan suffered from his injuries for over thirty years, until his fatal heart attack five and a half years ago. Since his death, my mission has become to stop torture as the law, policy and practice of the United States and to push to have those responsible held legally accountable. I have lobied in DC on my own money, and in September I moved to Ottawa to help lobby the government to stand up for Omar Khadr.

           Standing for justice and accountability,
                    For Dan,
                    Heather

      Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it to whom.

      by Chacounne on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 01:32:39 PM PST

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      •  My heart goes out to you for your quest (0+ / 0-)

        I also salute your husband's service. Admittedly I'm moved by your sincere diligence towards this cause. I suspect that we might find common ground on some aspects of this topic, but until all states agree to ban all forms of torture (and the definition is intentionally written as broad) then I'll pursue my quest to control and minimize it through institutions. My definition of when it is acceptable and who may do the act is very narrow.  

        Your case may be compelling enough to make a difference.

        Maybe we should truck on over to namby-pamby land where we could find some self- confidence for you....ya jack wagon!

        by Iggy1962 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 01:42:27 PM PST

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        •  Thank you for listening (0+ / 0-)

          to what I have to say, and being even slightly open.

          The United States cannot claim to be the leader of the world when torture is its law, policy and practice, and when it refuses to punish those responsible.

               Standing for justice and accountability,
                        For Dan,
                        Heather

          Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it to whom.

          by Chacounne on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 06:56:32 AM PST

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