May 17, 2015

IF IT DOESN'T EVEN COMPEL THEM TO TALK...:

Waterboarding Worked (Debra Saunders, May 17, 2015, RCP)

DiFi argues that waterboarding and other coercive techniques are "a stain on our values and our history." Morell writes: "I believe that waterboarding was one of the two most effective of all the harsh techniques (the other being sleep deprivation). That complicates things. Doesn't it?" If waterboarding stains American values, then surely drones do, as well; yet Feinstein supports Obama's use of drones. In DiFi's world, it's good policy to blow suspected terrorists to bits, just as long as you don't get them wet first. It's politically expedient to use drones to save U.S. military lives but not OK to waterboard to save civilian lives.

...then is it really harsh?
Posted by at May 17, 2015 9:00 AM
  

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