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Obama Vows No Torture in War Against Terrorism
FoxNews.com ^ | Friday, January 09, 2009

Posted on 01/09/2009 11:36:48 AM PST by Joiseydude

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama said Friday his administration would not compromise its ideals to fight terrorism, and he has told his new intelligence chiefs that he expects the Geneva Conventions to be honored.

"I was clear throughout this campaign and was clear throughout this transition that under my administration the United States does not torture," Obama said, when asked at the news conference whether he would continue a policy of harsh interrogation. "We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. We will uphold our highest ideals."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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So what does that leave, harsh langauge?
1 posted on 01/09/2009 11:36:48 AM PST by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Brilliant....during war, its always good to tell your enemies there will be no torture.


2 posted on 01/09/2009 11:38:26 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Joiseydude

Does Bam Bam want our troops to wave around rolled up newspapers and say, “Bad jihadi, bad”?


3 posted on 01/09/2009 11:38:29 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Joiseydude

Hey, Obama: Please define torture!


4 posted on 01/09/2009 11:38:32 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Barack Obama: The Bernie Madoff of Politics)
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To: Joiseydude

Strongly worded letters...


5 posted on 01/09/2009 11:39:22 AM PST by alarm rider ("Father, let me dedicate all this year to thee". Lawrence Tuttiett (1825-1897))
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To: Joiseydude

“obama vows no torture in war against terrorism”

correction: should read, “obama vows no interrogation in war against terrorism”

it really wasn’t torture all along; it was interrogation and information-gathering. (apparently, liberals want to give their terrorist allies the advantage)

IMHO


6 posted on 01/09/2009 11:40:22 AM PST by ripley
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To: Joiseydude
We will abide by the Geneva Conventions.

whew..that is a relief..now the terrorists will likewise abide by the Geneva Convention..right??..right???

7 posted on 01/09/2009 11:40:22 AM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: Joiseydude

It depends what is and who is defining torture.


8 posted on 01/09/2009 11:40:25 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Blue Turtle

Does the other side follow the rules? It is hard to win when one side follows the rules and one does not.


9 posted on 01/09/2009 11:41:08 AM PST by Islaminaction
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To: Joiseydude

now terrorists can add “free meals, lodging, and recreation facilities” to thier list of rewards.


10 posted on 01/09/2009 11:41:08 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: Blue Turtle

“Brilliant....during war, its always good to tell your enemies there will be no torture.”

Is Bam Bam so naive to think that our enemies will stop lopping off heads in a blink of any eye,or hanging bodies of soldiers and set them ablaze? I think his statement just emboldens them. God save us all!


11 posted on 01/09/2009 11:41:55 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Joiseydude

No, but he is going to torture the hell out of us for the next 4 years....


12 posted on 01/09/2009 11:42:01 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Joiseydude

I remember when the whole torture thing got going, most here on FR believed that torture really didn’t work and wasn’t worth it, now it seems opinions have changed.


13 posted on 01/09/2009 11:42:06 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: Joiseydude

What he doesn’t know won’t hurt us.


14 posted on 01/09/2009 11:42:06 AM PST by CodeToad
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To: Joiseydude
LOL, he cannot “torture” those he is sympathetic with...they will get kid glove treatment.

His goal is to reduce America's power and influence.

15 posted on 01/09/2009 11:42:14 AM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: Joiseydude

Does that include the “Comfy Chair”?


16 posted on 01/09/2009 11:42:56 AM PST by AU72
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To: Joiseydude

Hopefully we do not see another 9/11 style attack or mushroom cloud over a major city because if we do Obie and his posse will have much to answer to, and it will be the demise of the democratic party if an attack happens.


17 posted on 01/09/2009 11:43:15 AM PST by utahson
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To: Joiseydude

Absurd to apply the Geneva Conventions to terrorists.


18 posted on 01/09/2009 11:45:00 AM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: xcamel

That’s for damn sure.


19 posted on 01/09/2009 11:45:03 AM PST by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: Joiseydude

Good luck with that...

I repeat...

I’m glad I don’t live in a large city...


20 posted on 01/09/2009 11:45:42 AM PST by DB
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To: stuartcr
"Most here on FR believed that torture really didn't work..."

Funny, I don't remember it that way at all. A small number might have expressed that cockeyed view but certainly not "most here on FR".

21 posted on 01/09/2009 11:46:25 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: utahson
and it will be the demise of the democratic party if an attack happens.

I hope you are right that the people would react that way if we are unfortunate enough to be hit again, but it will be spun that we were only attacked because Bush made the whole world hate us and more terrorists were created. Then, the media will roll out a 'study' that shows the #1 cause of terrorism is the aggressive behavior of America post 9/11, and the idiot population will lap it up.

22 posted on 01/09/2009 11:47:55 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: Joiseydude
"We will abide by the Geneva Conventions."

Idiot.

23 posted on 01/09/2009 11:49:03 AM PST by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: Williams

Absurd to apply the Geneva Conventions to terrorists.

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Obama intends to go further than the Geneva conventions- under which there is no problem with shooting spies.

He intends to treat captured terrorists as criminal “suspects” with all of the rights mentioned in the Bill of Rights as interpreted by the Supreme Court such as the Miranda decision.


24 posted on 01/09/2009 11:49:40 AM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: Joiseydude

Talk is cheap for Obama now. Wait until he’s in a position where he needs information from a muslim terrorist prisoner who refuses to talk because he knows he won’t be tortured

Obama will change his tune quick-smart. Quietly, but quick-smart.


26 posted on 01/09/2009 11:50:35 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Joiseydude

LOL So true.

Obama is a fool and unfortunately America is going to find that out. Especially the youth of America when they find out they will be slaves in more ways than one.


27 posted on 01/09/2009 11:50:59 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Russ

I guess we just remember different threads.


28 posted on 01/09/2009 11:52:29 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: Joiseydude

Can he really be this stupid? Not since Jimmah Cata have we seen such naivety in the Oval Office!


29 posted on 01/09/2009 11:52:40 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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30 posted on 01/09/2009 11:52:49 AM PST by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Talk is cheap for Obama now. Wait until he’s in a position where he needs information from a muslim terrorist prisoner who refuses to talk because he knows he won’t be tortured Obama will change his tune quick-smart. Quietly, but quick-smart.

You assume Obama is on our side...

31 posted on 01/09/2009 11:53:45 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: DB
I’m glad I don’t live in a large city...

Same here.

32 posted on 01/09/2009 11:54:01 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Just because I am an Oogedy-Boogedy kind of guy!)
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To: April Lexington

> You assume Obama is on our side...

Forgot about that...


33 posted on 01/09/2009 11:55:56 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: BerniesFriend

according to my BIL, the schmuck, we shouldn’t stoop to their level. Isn’t that sweet?


35 posted on 01/09/2009 11:56:47 AM PST by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: Joiseydude

Obama, Democrats, liberals will ban torture for those terrorists out to kill us.

Obama, Democrats, liberals will ban the death penalty for those convicted of murder.

Obama, Democrats, liberals will however continue to kill one million+ innocent American babies this year and for years to come.

Obama, Democrats, liberals are evil, traitorous, murdering bastards.


36 posted on 01/09/2009 11:58:22 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: Joiseydude

And by torture he means holding the terrorists accountable.


37 posted on 01/09/2009 12:00:29 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: I_Like_Spam

anytime now, the media will attack obama for being stupid, for not understanding the geneva convention


38 posted on 01/09/2009 12:04:27 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Joiseydude

I thought these clowns said there was no War On Terror.

I heard that fool Panetta mention the WOT today. So now there is a damn WOT?

So is there or isn’t there, or uh, uh, did it just start now that a RAT was selected?


39 posted on 01/09/2009 12:08:10 PM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Perdogg
It depends what is and who is defining torture.


40 posted on 01/09/2009 12:09:37 PM PST by swordfishtrombone
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To: Joiseydude

IMO the Geneva Convention doesn’t apply to terrorists. And when terrorists behead Americans I believe that 10 terrorists should die. I am barbaric I suppose because I would choke them with pig intestines etc. Why people think they can reason with kooks is beyond my thinking. I would kill them in the worst way they could imagine & I would make sure they suffered & didn’t get their 72 virgins or whatever they believe. At this point I would take them alive & toss them into a pig sty of hungry pigs & let them eat them alive.


41 posted on 01/09/2009 12:09:56 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: Blue Turtle

Don’t worry, º ‘s mind changes as much as the weather.

Learning a real job is hard.


42 posted on 01/09/2009 12:10:20 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: Joiseydude
"Gentlemen, please, you can't fight in here! This is the war room."

Dr. Strangelove

43 posted on 01/09/2009 12:12:23 PM PST by uncommonsense
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To: Joiseydude
"We will abide by the Geneva Conventions

That's the problem isn't it , they don't cover "irregulars".

44 posted on 01/09/2009 12:15:11 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Joiseydude

Maybe 0bama’ll define waterboarding as ‘definitely not torture’ because we use it in training some of our own forces.


45 posted on 01/09/2009 12:20:20 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: pandoraou812

I’d simply tell them that unless they talk, should they *ahem* die in prison, we will bury them with a “ham hat” on their heads. (TM Glenn Beck)


46 posted on 01/09/2009 12:20:32 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: stuartcr

What ‘torture’?


47 posted on 01/09/2009 12:21:26 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Joiseydude

Kiss them to death!


48 posted on 01/09/2009 12:21:54 PM PST by IbJensen (Help! Our government is killing us.)
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To: Joiseydude

Wonder what Hussein and the rest of the US hating, PC crowd will say after the first nuke goes off in New York? After “It was Bush’s fault”, that is.


49 posted on 01/09/2009 12:23:17 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Joiseydude
The Fool-In-Chief has probably never actually read the Geneva Conventions, otherwise he would not have issued such a stupid statement... I expect that he will soon address the United Nations and publicly apologize for all of America's "war crimes".

America's enemies must be LOL at the naive rube who will soon occupy the Oval Office...

50 posted on 01/09/2009 12:25:28 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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