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This House would use torture to obtain information from suspected terrorists.

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This House would use torture to obtain information from suspected terrorists.

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Torturing terrorists, using fear and intimedation techniques, seems like an oxymoron. Why would be abdicate using terror to get what we want, and at the same time use it on people who use terror to get what they want?

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I don't believe in unaccountable torture in an unaccountable, secret prison whom's nature is the very bases of intrigue against democracy and public oversight. I believe that a person is either charged to be a terrorist or not. If he is, then a warrant can should be obtained for torture. As Alan Dershowitz says "If torture is going to be administered as a last resort in the ticking-bomb case, to save enormous numbers of lives, it ought to be done openly, with accountability, with approval by the president of the United States or by a Supreme Court justice." Because otherwise, torture brings our civilization back to the Dark Ages. If practiced too frequently and ineffectively, we might get information that we don't even need or are blatanly false.

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I think that the torture can be a good thing to make speakthe suspects of terrorism but it would be necessary to certain that they are involved in the terrorism not to torture the innocents.

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it seems that if we start using terror to terrorize the terrorists, what are we really? many u.s citizens have been tortued for being suspected of being "terrorists" when really it turns out to be nothing of the sort. if we started to torture "terrorists" we would also torture some of our own citizens as well. the U.S have already found many ways to go around this law and if we made this legal the line of how far we can go with torturing them would become to vague and leading us to be no better than the terrorists themselves.

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There is a difference between using terror in order to prevent terrorism and using explosives to terrorize and kill hundreds of people. Today's society is stable enough to be able to not fall into a Red Scare or Salem Witchcraft Trials mindset and start torturing everyone who has the potential to be a terrorist. Also, in theory we are already no better than the terrorists as far as government morality goes, they are one side and we are the other. Terrorists aren't some kind of horrible monsters, they're enemy soldiers. We're on the same level, we have both killed civilians and soldiers on the other side. Therefore, given the chance to save countless lives on our side through what may not even end in the death of the enemy soldier, i would consider torture to be a very reccomended option.

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Whats worse, one man being hurt or many men getting hurt? We need to stop terrorism and if we need to torture, so be it! You have to break a few eggs to make an omlet!

I do think shooting Bin Larden in the head was to nice for a evil man like that. We missed the oppotuntie to get into the heart of Al Qye Eider (sorry, that was spelt wrong).

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