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@4P82YYHfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

Enhanced interrogation should be allowed as well as psychological interrogation. These terrorists perform extreme atrocities on anyone, including innocent civilians. Our enhanced interrogation is child's play compared to what they do. This question should really be answered by someone under the threat of terrorism, or who has family of friends in captivity or otherwise affected by a terrorist act. You can pretty much guess what the answer will be 99.9% of the time.

@4NWJXRYfrom North Carolina  answered…2yrs

Yes, IF combatants of the USA use these techniques. NO, IF combatants of USA do not use these techniques.

@4PCJZXRfrom Utah  answered…2yrs

We are the only country in the world that worries about being politically correct. If you go to any other country illegally and get caught, you will see horrible conditions, and not get any fair treatment. If you are believed to be a terrorist or spy in another country water boarding would be at the bottom of their lists. Other countries do much more horrible things like electrocution tactics, etc.. Yes torture is cruel, but how cruel is the planning of mass murder in the name of a religion. When you deal with animals that think a man, woman or child don't have the right to live because they don't believe in their ideology, well in my opinion the gloves need to come off.

@4PWMQ5Mfrom Utah  answered…2yrs

I'm with Sam Harris. Torture should be strictly banned. In world-ending-nuclear-threat situations where torture seems the only path, the ethics of preventing mass death should outweigh the immorality of breaking the law and an individual's human rights. So... it should basically never be allowed.

@4PB2KT6from Texas  answered…2yrs

I think we should stop telling the world what we would do. Terrorists need to be afraid.

@4Y6DQ9Bfrom California  answered…2yrs

99% of people tortured will tell you anything you want them to say, even if it's not true.

@4XV68J7from Massachusetts  answered…2yrs

Yes! These are not the traditional enemy combatants that have signed onto the Geneva convention agreement. They are clandestine, guerrilla warfare zealots who will give their lives for their cause anyway.

@4NS8KYHfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

No, and prosecute those that authorized the uses of torture (waterboarding is torture according to the Geneva convention) including George W bush and **** Cheney

@4PGH697from Minnesota  answered…2yrs

No. There should be a "bright line" between allowed interrogations techniques and anything that amounts to a war crime or crime against humanity. However, there may be discrete circumstances where there is a critical need to obtain life-saving intelligence, in which instance it is the theater commander and his/her staff's call if there is a need for crueler interrogation practices. If such actions are subsequently authorized, then the burden of accountability must fall on those who authorized such "extra-judicial" actions. If the solution saves lives and/or ends a threat, the issue of accountability may be rendered moot; if it fails OR it is learned subsequently that the threat, and thereby the enhanced interrogation measure was overstated, those involved must stand to answer for their crime.

@4P256C4from Kansas  answered…2yrs

No, the Geneva Convention is explicit that these forms of torture are unethical and illegal; doing so would defy international law.

@4PBB76Wfrom Washington  answered…2yrs

Only when against combatants not formally associated with a recognized National military

@5J3RHM3from Michigan  answered…2yrs

You can't expect to win or survive if the playing fields have different levels & rules!! Simply put ! If you let it be known that you will only bring a knife to a Gunfight ---you remove fear & caution on the Enemies side!!!

@4Q34KFJfrom New York  answered…2yrs

No, unless there is a known and imminent threat (like a dirty bomb set to go off).

@4P9ZNZWfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

No, torture is inhumane, unethical and ineffective, provides a powerful recruitment tool for terrorists, and those responsible should be jailed

@4PFYNLGfrom Alabama  answered…2yrs

Yes, and add old fashioned disembowelment, quartering, and the rack!

@4NHP3JVfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

Always keep in mind anything we condone to be done to others will also be done to us. Do we want our daughters and sons subjected to these techniques? If not then we cant do it to others.

@95T982XProgressive from Wisconsin answered…1 day

No, torture is not only ineffective, but inhumane, unethical, and violates both the 8th Amendment and Geneva Convention.

@95SXTX2 from Montana answered…1 day

No. Simply assimilate those people to gain every detail of the suspects' crimes without the need of torture. Ordinary datamining is far more thorough and ethical.

@95PH985 from Florida answered…1 day

Yes, but only as a last resort and with undeniable evidence of terrorism

@95RM6J6 from Washington answered…2 days

No. Torture is ineffective, inhumane, unethical, violates the 8th amendment, and we should strictly follow international laws

@95NV7P3 from Missouri answered…4 days

not waterboarding because the person will just say what you want to get out of it.

@95K8VS3 from New York answered…1wk

@95HSG8R from New York answered…1wk

No, because many people today have been wrongfully imprisoned by governments under the label of "terrorist" even though all they did was stand up for their rights.

@95GP7VQRepublican from Kansas answered…1wk

Yes, But only if they are sure of the victim or knows something about the information they're asking for

@95GNGFX from Massachusetts answered…1wk

@95F5MPX from California answered…2wks

I'd say no, because it is inhumane and we should follow the laws, and it might not be effective. If they turn out to be terrorists they will suffer enough locked up.

@95CTLYY from Illinois answered…2wks

@957TL2CDemocrat from Pennsylvania answered…2wks

Yes and No, We should follow the laws that come with it and if those don't work then move forward at their own expense.

@9576YBN from Texas answered…2wks

Torture has its place, but I believe it is much more suitable as a punishment, and you might get false information from an individual who is being tortured just because they believe that if they tell you what you want to hear that you will stop the pain.

@954Q7F5 from Missouri answered…3wks

If they are sure that they are a terrorist, yes. Otherwise, no. If that person isn't a terrorist, then they would have interrogated an innocent person

@94XK9CY from California answered…3wks

@94TXQ9V from Virginia answered…3wks

no, there are many flaws with torture as an interrogation technique.

@94M6WCRRepublican from Indiana answered…4wks

@94HTLQJ from Virginia answered…1mo

Torture is inhumane and violates the 8th amendment. I understand, however, that the situations can be dire. Regardless, we should follow the laws of the Geneva Convention.


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