Skip to comments.Poll to FREEP: Is waterboarding torture?
Posted on 01/22/2009 10:16:24 PM PST by TheEaglehasLanded
Is waterboarding torture? Yes
60% (465 votes) No
40% (304 votes) Total votes: 769
It’s 60% yes, 40% no
Let ‘em try surfing.
The very fact that it’s controversial tells me that it’s not torture. You wouldn’t get anything like a 60/40 split on fingernail pulling, electric shock, burning with cigarettes, or physical beatings.
How do I vote? There’s no way to vote at this site.
agreed,no. hung by your arms that are roped up behind your back, s.l.o.w.l.y lowered into a vat of acid feet first is torture.
Having an endless stream of Hussein pics and ass-kissing propaganda by the MSM is TORTURE enough.
Sawing heads off with dull machetes is torture..... (ie Pearl).
Wet washcloth on face is not torture.
Click on the link at the top, when you get to the Libertarian Party page scroll down and the poll is in the middle
Yes it is torture. And what’s wrong with torture?
True.. They don’t come near to death and it doesn’t injure them. It’s a mind/body reflex that they are drowning.. GOOD! SCARE THE INFO OUT OF THEM!
Nothing, so long as I'm the one doing the torturing.
Ron Paul is torture. Waterboarding him would be OK.
It most certainly IS torture....and I have no problem with it whatsoever.
Is being trapped on the upper floors of TWTC on 9-11-01 “torture?
Is jumping out of TWTC to one’s death “torture”?
Is enduring 4 years of Michelle Obama “torture”?
I figure torture is anything that is used to force you into doing something you would rather not do. So is waterboarding torture? Of course. But is it a good kind of torture? You bet it is. No physical scars - just a surefire way to get needed info from the bad guys.
I think we need to use it on occasion. It would seem that torture exists in varying degrees. Some of the considerations would be permanent damage, amount of pain or discomfort, length of the torture, period of recovery, offering or not offering medical attention, physical or psychological.
It would seem that all of these factors would be considered and that we should have a range of tortures available for the situation and the resistance of the person being tortured.
I can't wait for the first death caused because we pussfooted around a suspect who wouldn't talk and people died.
I am sure people have died already. I can't understand why water boarding shouldn't be used. I am for torture. In fact I could come up with quite a few ways to make terrorists talk & none of them would be as nice as water boarding. And I wouldn't feel any guilt over them either. I don't feel we can deal sanely with a bunch of kooks who are willing to be jihadists. I also believe if they can behead then all is fair in war. You behead Americans then we toss you into a pen of hungry pigs or you talk asap.
All those who think WB is torture will be happy to know that the yes vote is winnning by 57%-43%.
You’re barbaric, pandy. ~8^O
Sigh, I suppose so. But I would get them to talk. Barbaric fits me. I never claimed not to be , lmao!
I support waterboarding of hijackers of vehicles or threads.
Is waterboarding torture? NO
The real question everyone should be asking is.......
Is watching the liberal Mediascum doing collective ejaculations over the Obamessiah a form of torture?
There the answer must be a firm YES.
Ha! Yeah, right.
That’s fine...let’s just announce that they are unlawful combatants and that we’re not fighting in accordance with the Hague/Geneva Conventions... But the double-talk is a problem.
What matters is what degree of discomfort is acceptable when trying to extract information which can save the lives of victims of terrorism.
What amount of torture would have been acceptable to save the lives of 3,000 people in the twin towers? I would say as much as necessary, even if it results in death afterwards. A terrorists life is not worth preserving, even if only ONE American life is at risk in a terrorist attack.
I wonder how much torture would be acceptable if it was an anti torture persons family being held hostage and one of the terrorists involved were captured?
Absolutely that's torture!
Helen Thomas pic in 5...4...3...
I can't imagine how many wannabe muslim terrorists are sitting in Trenton state prison right now. Or all the other prisons. What bothers me is that we are not fighting normal people. How do you fight animals that will cut off your head? Or kill school girls? Use children to shield themselves? IMHO you can't fight fairly. They don't understand it. Or care if they die. They want to die & get those virgins. So why is there all this concern over water boarding? I don't want to be nice, I want to stay alive & be able to live the life I have. ( or hope my life stays a bit the same in the next 4 yrs)
I am sure I am going to have nightmares tonight after seeing that. That picture ought to be in the face of every jailed terrorist. Here is one of those virgins you plan on getting. EWW!
Evidently removing Saddam Hussein from power was unjust.
His putting people alive in industrial shredders was A OK with his defenders.
the no votes are gaining
I don’t care if waterboarding is torture.
If it would save American servicemens lives I’d torture my mother in law.
Yes, it’s a lesser form of torture, So what?
“Of course it’s not torture. FReepers would be perfectly fine with it if we were involved in a war with lawful combatants and American troops were subjected to it, I’m sure.”
As opposed to having one’s privates hooked up to electrical cables? Or having one’s fingernails pulled out? Or burning one’s hair off? Damn right it isn’t torture. But, is waterboarding scary? You bet. That’s why it is employed. If, for instance, the cops haul your ass in and draw you a mind picture of going to prison and becoming some 300-pound perv’s bitch is not illegal or considered torture (and it is not, because that and other dire depictions are used all the time), then waterboarding isn’t torture. You have to put this issue into persepective.
“But the double-talk is a problem.”
I agree. I always thought not treating them like the unlawful scum they are was a mistake.
Which would you pick, water boarding or mean wife? I’ll take water board, less painful. I volunteer my X to harass the terrorist to death!
“I can’t imagine how many wannabe muslim terrorists are sitting in Trenton state prison right now. Or all the other prisons. What bothers me is that we are not fighting normal people. How do you fight animals that will cut off your head? Or kill school girls? Use children to shield themselves? IMHO you can’t fight fairly. They don’t understand it. Or care if they die. They want to die & get those virgins. So why is there all this concern over water boarding? I don’t want to be nice, I want to stay alive & be able to live the life I have. ( or hope my life stays a bit the same in the next 4 yrs).”
My sentiments exactly.
I look at it this way: If, say, some gang of pukes holds a member of my family hostage, and I just happen to catch one of those gangmembers, he would talk or he would die.
I don’t think so. I seem to remember waterboarding being used on guys as part of U.S. Navy SAR training.
it’s not torture. it’s effective interrogation.
(liberals don’t like effective interrogation of their allies. wo, they call it torture.)
Torture isn’t black and white, it isn’t just NOT torture if it’s less painful than other obvious ways of torture.
I think it is torture, just a low profile way.
It's hard to waterboard an American troop, after he's been beheaded.
I'm positive that any captured American troop would prefer waterboarding compared to the actual torture that the islamic terrorists use.
Should our military no longer put our own troops through waterboarding (so they can be prepared to handle it if they are captured) since clearly no other country would ever waterboard or otherwise we’d be hearing about it?
I have yet to ever hear John Fragging Kerry ever declare that Al Qaeda or other jihadists use techniques befitting of Genghis Khan.
I can say as a libertarian... No. The terrorists initiated force against us. I don’t give a flip what happens to ‘em after that.
"Waterboarding would save American servicemen's lives, gare-own-teed." - TigersEye