Skip to comments.Obama Vows No Torture in War Against Terrorism
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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Brilliant....during war, its always good to tell your enemies there will be no torture.
Does Bam Bam want our troops to wave around rolled up newspapers and say, “Bad jihadi, bad”?
Hey, Obama: Please define torture!
Strongly worded letters...
“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)
whew..that is a relief..now the terrorists will likewise abide by the Geneva Convention..right??..right???
It depends what is and who is defining torture.
Does the other side follow the rules? It is hard to win when one side follows the rules and one does not.
now terrorists can add “free meals, lodging, and recreation facilities” to thier list of rewards.
“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!
No, but he is going to torture the hell out of us for the next 4 years....
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.
What he doesn’t know won’t hurt us.
His goal is to reduce America's power and influence.
Does that include the “Comfy Chair”?
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.
Absurd to apply the Geneva Conventions to terrorists.
That’s for damn sure.
Good luck with that...
I’m glad I don’t live in a large city...
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".
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.
Absurd to apply the Geneva Conventions to terrorists.
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.
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.
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.
I guess we just remember different threads.
Can he really be this stupid? Not since Jimmah Cata have we seen such naivety in the Oval Office!
You assume Obama is on our side...
> You assume Obama is on our side...
Forgot about that...
according to my BIL, the schmuck, we shouldn’t stoop to their level. Isn’t that sweet?
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.
And by torture he means holding the terrorists accountable.
anytime now, the media will attack obama for being stupid, for not understanding the geneva convention
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?
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.
Don’t worry, º ‘s mind changes as much as the weather.
Learning a real job is hard.
That's the problem isn't it , they don't cover "irregulars".
Maybe 0bama’ll define waterboarding as ‘definitely not torture’ because we use it in training some of our own forces.
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)
Kiss them to death!
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.
America's enemies must be LOL at the naive rube who will soon occupy the Oval Office...