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@5Q93ZZJConstitutionfrom Arizona  answered…3mos

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.

@5PT9LZJDemocratfrom Virginia  answered…3mos

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…3mos

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.

@5QDL2YSConstitutionfrom Utah  answered…3mos

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.

@5QC3LV7Republicanfrom Texas  answered…3mos

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

@5Z7FRBCLibertarianfrom California  answered…3mos

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

@5QHJ7B8Democratfrom Minnesota  answered…3mos

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.

@5YW79K8Republicanfrom Massachusetts  answered…3mos

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.

@5QCC87XLibertarianfrom Washington  answered…3mos

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

@6K4SJN4Greenfrom Michigan  answered…3mos

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…3mos

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

@5QC2Q2XGreenfrom Georgia  answered…3mos

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

@5QGZPMHDemocratfrom Alabama  answered…3mos

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

@5PJQ4KWDemocratfrom Florida  answered…3mos

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…3mos

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

@5PXKYSZRepublicanfrom North Carolina  answered…3mos

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

@9RFMZKQVeteran from Colorado answered…1wk

Yes, but only if the acquired information can be verified in real time, because a person who is being interrogated will say anything to get it to stop.

@9MPS6HVRepublican from Kansas answered…3mos

The general public should have no say in Military operations or affairs. That is the whole reason for the Joint Chiefs and the President.

@Raegan-WauthierWomen’s Equality from Connecticut answered…3mos

no, it should be a fair trial the army will always have defense advantages or help, torture is inhuman to me and should be an all time LAST resort if anything at all.

@9MKMTBTWomen’s Equality from Wisconsin answered…3mos

Yes, but only as a last resort and if they are proven convicted terrorists, and not U.S. citizens, because of the 8th amendment

@9MKKRXRPeace and Freedom from Michigan answered…3mos

No, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment. We should also strictly follow the laws of the Geneva Convention.

@9MHG2BBLibertarian from Massachusetts answered…3mos

@9MGM49SVeteran from Michigan answered…3mos

@9M3X33NDemocrat from Texas answered…3mos

Only as a last stance and only psychological ones. Doing something like waterboarding only makes them hate us more than they already do for killing their countrymen fighting for their country just like us.

@9LZ7K3RPeace and Freedom from Florida answered…3mos

No, torture is ineffective, inhumane, and violates the 8th Amendment and the Geneva Convention.

@9LPPX4FVeteran from North Carolina answered…3mos

it’s inhuman but also sometimes it needs to be used to get to the bottom of things

@9LHD5ZYWorking Family from Missouri answered…3mos

Not saying yes. Not saying no. I'm just saying, they do what they have to do and I don't need to know how they do it.

@9LGHVR7Republican from Maryland answered…3mos

Torture should only be used when a nuclear weapons, chemical, biological or large-scale terrorist attack like 911 is imminent. Basically when millions o or thousands could die.

@9L5WTQ4Transhumanist from Minnesota answered…3mos

@9L3PY5HWomen’s Equality from Georgia answered…3mos

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

@9JVX4LYConstitution from North Carolina answered…3mos

it depends, torture seems to be an ineffective way of getting information

@9JTLCZYDemocratfrom New Mexico  answered…3mos

No, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment. Not to mention torture is an ineffective form of interrogation.

@9JLVV8TPeace and Freedom from Kansas answered…3mos

No absolutely not unless people lives will be at stake without the information

@9HX9M62Veteran from California answered…3mos

@9HS2KGSVeteran from Nevada answered…3mos

I would need more information on what other countries do to Americans who are captured by other terrorist countries for me to answer; and what are the current policies in place today regarding terrorists.

@9HN7QGMDemocrat from Virginia answered…3mos

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

@9HCRM5VWomen’s Equality from Utah answered…3mos

I am unsure but torture is nit okay, unless it is truly the last resort.

@9H6J7Q9Republican from Missouri answered…3mos

@9H5H43LWorking Family from Virginia answered…3mos


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