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@5Q93ZZJConstitutionfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

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.

@5QDL2YSConstitutionfrom Utah  answered…12mos

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.

@5YW79K8Republicanfrom Massachusetts  answered…12mos

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.

@5PT9LZJDemocratfrom Virginia  answered…12mos

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

@5QXNR6NGreenfrom Utah  answered…12mos

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.

@5QC3LV7Republicanfrom Texas  answered…12mos

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

@5Z7FRBCLibertarianfrom California  answered…12mos

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

@5QHJ7B8Democratfrom Minnesota  answered…12mos

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.

@5PXKYSZRepublicanfrom North Carolina  answered…12mos

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

@5QGZPMHDemocratfrom Alabama  answered…12mos

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

@5PJQ4KWDemocratfrom Florida  answered…12mos

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.

@5Q367D5Libertarianfrom Kansas  answered…12mos

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

@5QCC87XLibertarianfrom Washington  answered…12mos

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

@6K4SJN4Greenfrom Michigan  answered…12mos

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!!!

@5R45LGKDemocratfrom New York  answered…12mos

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

@5QC2Q2XGreenfrom Georgia  answered…12mos

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

@9VRKDHFPeace and Freedomfrom Virgin Islands  answered…2mos

Yes, but only after refusing to cooperate for a very long time, and not responding to orders.

@9VR9BQFConstitution from Washington answered…3mos

@9V8FBSFLibertarian from Louisiana answered…4mos

Yes, but only as a last resort and if they are convicted terrorists

@9XHJ89GVeteran from Kentucky answered…1wk

@SeriousUndead30Socialist from Colorado answered…2wks

@9W9WFKVWomen’s Equality from Nebraska answered…1mo

My stance is simple the government interrogation tactics is none of my business.

@9W74XJTPeace and Freedom from California answered…2mos

No, they should interrogate them like how the police interrogate.

@9W6MJX4Working Family from California answered…2mos

No, we should not be allowed to but we should do it anyways without public knowledge.

@9VYYYWCDemocrat from Alabama answered…2mos

Yes, but only when the organization their doing it too is guilty of doing the same too their prisoners

@9VTHJBCConstitution from California answered…2mos

As long as it doesn't pose a threat to the American Constitution or people. But the Military is it's own branch, they can do what they want.

@9VSLZ7TWorking Familyfrom Guam  answered…2mos

Only top secret teams on black ops missions should be allowed to

@9VSFVZBTranshumanist from New York answered…2mos

Yes, but let the decision be made by a jury in a court of law.

@9VRTLVDWomen’s Equality from Arizona answered…2mos

no, but only if it is the last resort and it is known that they are convicted terrorists

@9RWSLDVVeteran from Washington answered…8mos

Yes, because the government is probably already doing it and will most likely continually do it in the heat of the moment like most interrogations are; they are trying to protect American lives so I do not think the "interrogators" should be punished for what they deem as necessary interrogating for our safety

@9L3PY5HWomen’s Equality from Georgia answered…12mos

No, because it is torture and therefore violates international law.

@9HN7QGMDemocrat from Virginia answered…1yr

To some degree there needs to be a more advanced level of interrogation compared to what we see for crimes in the U.S.

@9H4DT9DLibertarian from Arizona answered…1yr

If the terrorist in question isn't a citizen of the US, knock yourself out.

@9GW925RDemocrat from Colorado answered…1yr

Torture is unacceptable and violates the 8th amendment, however, psychological ways are also atrocious. Any interrogation techniques that do not harm the person physically or mentally is acceptable.

@9GSPXMHPeace and Freedom from Pennsylvania answered…1yr

No, it has been proven that torture does not work. Leading to false statements.

@9GLGHJ5Working Family from New Jersey answered…1yr

@9GDXFRKRepublican from Colorado answered…1yr

Only if the nations safety and lots of lives are at risk in the next 2 days.

@9G62DJDVeteran from Texas answered…1yr

yes, waterboarding is not torture compared to what they do in other evil nations.

@9FXTG7GVeteran from Washington answered…1yr

Yes. At least the threat of it needs to be an option, not something the suspect will know will not happen.

@9FJZSHSVeteran from Georgia answered…1yr

Depends on the immediacy of the threats representing the US and her people

@CharCharIndependent from South Carolina answered…1yr

Torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment and
we should strictly follow the laws of the Geneva Convention. However, if MILLIONS of lives will be saved, if someone has to get information , do what is necessary to PROTECT and SAVE those in danger.

@9T29SLJWomen’s Equality from Kansas answered…7mos


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