Poll of the Day: Do You Consider Waterboarding Torture?

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18 responses to “Poll of the Day: Do You Consider Waterboarding Torture?

  1. Why is all this time and energy being spent on this issue? With all the real problems going on with Americans ie. almost 5 million unemployed, people killing themselves and their families daily over financial problems and the failing economy why isn’t President Obama focusing on the real issues here in America? Other countries cut off limbs, behead and rape POWs so why are we spending so much time and effort on something that doesn’t matter now. Those men might have had some discomfort but they are still alive!! Most Americans are concerned for their own families not what happened to terrorist! And by the way those terrorist should be deported back to their own countries never to set foot in this country again! President Obama needs to stop focusing on what the past administration did or didn’t do and focus on his own presidency and the issues at hand.

    • Hey Kathleen, thanks for stopping by. I agree with you that all of this controversy and attention the media is giving the issue is a bit ridiculous. Honestly, these people that received the “torture” committed horrible crimes against America, and I don’t necessarily think our priorities should include giving them a posh lifestyle.

      Thanks again for leaving a comment. Hope to see you back some time soon!


  2. Renee

    As the wife of a service member, I fully believe that we as American’s and even more as human being should never condone the use of torture and waterboarding falls into that category according to the Geneva Convention. Yes, what those deatinees did was terrible, but two wrongs do not make a right. Try these men and punish them, but never should we stoop to the level of these dispicable terroists.

    • Hey Renee, thanks for stopping by again! I also wanted to thank you for disagreeing in a civil and polite manner. You’d be surprised by how hard that is for some people!

      Not trying to get too technical, but to my knowledge, I don’t believe terror detainees fall under the Geneva Convention. I’m not 100% sure, but I am fairly certain. (If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know!) I do see your point though. I don’t think we should ruthlessly torture anyone because, as you said, that is stooping to there level. At the same time, there is a lot of information that we can get out of these detainees, and waterboarding is probably the only way to get it from them. I agree that trying and punishing the men is the preferred method, however, sometimes the conditions do not always allow this to work.

      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving insightful, well worded comments! I appreciate it, and hope to see you again!


    • Manuel

      The debate about waterboarding is a political tool used by the left. If you believe in justice , then you’ll agree the terrorist should be executed, isn’t that worse than waterboarding? Whoever cares about waterboarding brutal criminals that killed innocent children is an irresponsible hypocritical leftist/communist pansy interested in their own political gain. The want to stretch the Geneva Convention rules to protect criminals not legitimate soldiers. I think they should all get what Guevara got, even the nice T-shirts.

      • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I think that the fact that the terror detainees spilled secrets only after they were waterboarded proves that it’s a useful tactic we should be able to use, but only if necessary.

        Thanks again for stopping by. Hope to see you again.


  3. Art Wright

    It is unfortunate we cannot poll the victims of 9,11.
    I think I can predict the outcome.


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  5. Pam

    When all branches of the military say “No don’t do this, it’s torture, unacceptable.” Why go forward?

    I agree with a retired general on TV, we should own this because we did it, get all the facts out (what information gathered helped protect) and have the American discussion and go forward.

  6. What is obvious is that if the tables had been turned, this 7th-century savage KSM would have been chopping our heads off while making a video of it.

    Grandstanding on the left is to be ignored, these people don’t know -or don’t want to know- what it takes to keep America safe… nor do they understand the nature of the enemy, apparently.

    And waterboarding is not a near-drowning technique- the subject is never in danger of drowning. Water boarding is not torture- there is no physical harm to the subject.

    Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed is a BAD guy, wouldn’t talk, and was taunting US interrogators with “you’ll see”… so they obtained valuable info from him using this technique, which we now find-out prevented a 9/11-scale attack on Los Angeles.

    Who cares how many times it took?

    It was up to him how long before he decided to cooperate, didn’t have to be this way- looks like he clung stubbornly to a bad decision.

    This shameful political stunt will be regretted by the Democrats for YEARS to come- Obama really kicked an ant-hill on this… it’s going to come back to bite him and his lying, cowardly allies like Pelosi BIG time.

    • Great comment, thanks for stopping by!

      I agree. The fact that waterboarding isn’t torture aside, we don’t torture just for the heck of it. Kahlid had valuable information that we obviously needed and used to save many lives. Had we not employed this form of “ruthless torture”, as some are calling it, we would have faced an event of 9/11 proportions on the West Coast. Why risk not finding out these secrets just so we can be civil to the terrorists? There is no answer to that question.

      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy your blog, and hope you drop by here again.


  7. Kill@dor

    There is so much time being spent on this issue. All the Republican party did was lie years ago and say they did not use torture, then now they admit they used torture…with only a few people!?! Is it just me or is there something really wrong with the Bush administration. Why is Cheney defending this after he is out of office now…with no results from the tortures?! Did they even bring Osama to justice?! NO! So what have they accomplished by keeping their guests there…?!

    This time, they will all get fair trials and justice will be served accordingly. Nothing is perfect in this world, but trying to do the right thing is one step further to justice…in my opinion.

    • hardhat40

      I’m really surprised that no one is acknowledging a GLARING fact: Waterboarding has, and as far as i know still is, being done to navy seals as part of their training. Isn’t anyone asking the obvious? Have we, and are we, torturing young men and women who volunteer for the military?
      The manufacturing base is alive and well in America. Whether its the deficit, bonuses to AIG, or “torture”, the outrage from the left is manufactured and as phony as they are.

  8. Dave

    I think I get it. Torture is ok as long as we are the ones doing it and it works. We should decide what is torture and what is not. For example waterboarding is torture when used by the North Vietnamese. It is not torture when used by us as long as it works because we are the good guys.

    Where did you learn your moral precepts- from watching cowboy movies or the World Wrestling Federation?

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