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Date: 07/02/08 06:02 PM

118 Responses to Reporter Undergoes Waterboarding For a Story

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2008 at 5:35 pm
    Link: Reporter Undergoes Waterboarding For a Story - Whatta pussy.
  2. Profile photo of parfumes
    parfumes Female 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    a code-word?!

    what were they planning to do him later?

  3. Profile photo of jasonlowe
    jasonlowe Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    It CAN`T be that bad.
  4. Profile photo of BrokenJohn
    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    LOL!
  5. Profile photo of Spinner
    Spinner Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    what the **** just happend there?
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    rockleeowns Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    I believe its designed to make it hard for the person to breathe. I mean I imagine its hard to breathe through a wet towel.
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    sfeagles Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    what exactly does that do
  8. Profile photo of jareddevour
    jareddevour Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    they pour water on the towel over the victim`s mouth and nose and it gives them a feeling that they`re drowning. they can barely breathe (just enough to stay alive) and it`s apparently pretty damn effective.
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    jareddevour Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    more info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterboardi...
  10. Profile photo of neoretro
    neoretro Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    why the drat would anyone do that
  11. Profile photo of Samela
    Samela Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    I would not be able to handle that sort of torture. I don`t think I`d manage to lay there with the black mask thing over my face for that long. If I can feel my own breath come back on my face I start to have what I imagine is like claustrophobic feelings. I`m not weirded out by small spaces, just by not getting fresher air than what I just breathed out.
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    iPirate Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    what is that sh­it supposed to do?
  13. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    Its a very effective form of torture
  14. Profile photo of luckyguy2086
    luckyguy2086 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    I guess it shouldn`t surprise me to see so many people online not know what this is by now...
  15. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    Looks like it`ll drive someone crazy.
  16. Profile photo of A_fruitbat
    A_fruitbat Female 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    This will help me takeover the world!!! not really.
  17. Profile photo of Ashwindow
    Ashwindow Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    ...okay..
  18. Profile photo of ColdOne
    ColdOne Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    hot really a pussy...
    it is very very hard to be waterboarded for even less than a minute...
  19. Profile photo of just17n8
    just17n8 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    what the drat was that?
  20. Profile photo of Scat91
    Scat91 Female 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:30 pm
    Creepy form of torture...
    How is he supposed to say the code word with water being poured onto him? =p
  21. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    Good to see you`re still number one, America.

    In all seriousness, "I love this place. I love the freedoms we used to have..."

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    genericuser Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    What I want to know is how people come up with these weird forms of torture.
  23. Profile photo of jakesteele
    jakesteele Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    For more information: http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/featu...
  24. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    i read it as wakeboarding at first i was expecting to see a fat news reporter attempt to wakeboard and get owned.
    i was disappointed.
    :(
    it was ok i guess though
  25. Profile photo of BrokenJohn
    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:53 pm
    Thanks for the link Jake. After reading about it, the process seems horrible and I can`t believe the USA uses it today. Imagine if they captured the wrong guy? You would want to kill yourself.
  26. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    I don`t get it. What is that for?
  27. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    That process is used on Gitmo detainees. It`s a flagrant disregard of the Geneva conventions and a national shame. We executed japanese military personnel in WW2 for doing the same thing to our prisoners.
  28. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    "Thanks for the link Jake. After reading about it, the process seems horrible and I can`t believe the USA uses it today. Imagine if they captured the wrong guy? You would want to kill yourself."

    But if they captured a guy who knew when the next 9/11 was going to happen?

    By any means necessary- Malcom X

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    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    "i read it as wakeboarding at first"

    me too.

  30. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Torture doesn`t work as a policy. I can say "tell me what I want to know or i`ll electrocute your genitals!" And my puppet would tell me anything I want to hear even if it wasn`t true. It`s like the inquisition when they got millions of people to confess to witchcraft. In WW2, we didn`t torture to get info, even when we had one of the most infamous nazis in our hands, Herman Goering, we didn`t torture. Our guys literally sat down with him and had a smoke, no ethical violations needed.
  31. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    woooh that looks like heavy stuff,he`s is def not a pussy,after reading on this,it`s one of the favorite to torture people with, I understand it`s really messed up..

    ok
    I`m not a baddd person...but what came to mind is..I want to try this out..BUT I won`t! because I`m smart enough..and chicken..

  32. Profile photo of qquuaacckk
    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    its a controversial torture or interrogation method (depending on who you talk to) that the us uses. It simulates drowning. and no we did not execute Japanese for waterboarding (wiki nanking or bataan), while I do not agree that this is not torture the reason that they use this as opposed to say thumbscrews it that is not supposed to leave any permanent damage, again im not saying its right just explaining the reason behind it.
  33. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    ^^^^
    True, but if they did know something. They wouldn`t tell us right away, right? Thats why I say we have to use an entire process. Sleep deprivation, Water Boarding, polygraph test, etc.
  34. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
    660 posts
    July 2, 2008 at 7:08 pm
    Queen,that does make sense.Torture is medieval and has the opposite effect of truth in most case
  35. Profile photo of qquuaacckk
    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    let me state this again I was not endorsing torture in fact I`m against torture I was simply explaining the reasoning behind this method of torture.
  36. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    We certainly did execute japanese who used waterboarding,: Daily Show
  37. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    qquuaacckk, It was meant towards Queen, not you, you just got in the way
  38. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    didn`t launch and I`m sure no one cares.
  39. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
    660 posts
    July 2, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    ok the disturbing part about it,is that you can torture a person using this method to death or brain damage and NOT leave visible mark..
    Wooh that is probaly the creepiest though I`ve had in awhile..can you imagine how often they`d use this and we,the people,don`t know????
  40. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    ^^^^
    We do know. Its been very public here in the US.
  41. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
    660 posts
    July 2, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    now every time someone died of asphixiation in a prison or suddently brain damaged or mental broken down...*creeeppy*
  42. Profile photo of Mitchell1192
    Mitchell1192 Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    "even when we had one of the most infamous nazis in our hands, Herman Goering, we didn`t torture. Our guys literally sat down with him and had a smoke, no ethical violations needed."

    Well that`s some serious bull poo!

    Most of the ridiculous practices that the nazis were said to have committed were later admitted to be false confessions obtained through torture and beatings!

    Examples include:
    -Shrunken heads
    -human soap
    -18 million jews killed
    -eating babies
    -lampshades made of human skin
    -mattresses filled with jewish hair
    -etc.

  43. Profile photo of PierrotLeFou
    PierrotLeFou Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    No one here should call this man a pussy. Apparently trained CIA agents last an average of 12-15 seconds before caving in when they volunteered to be waterboarded as a demonstration. I want to see anyone here do better. Before you run your mouth, do some research.
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    sbhamster3 Female 70 & Over
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    that was really weird...
  45. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    PierrotLeFou, I haven`t called him a pussy. With that said I think I can last longer. Just like I think I can last longer than Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas
  46. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    The nazis were guilty of crimes against humanity, and no revisionist history will make Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachau or any of the others go away. No willful ignorance and blatant lies will wipe away innocent blood spilled when one man decided to make his country into a graveyard.
  47. Profile photo of yen223
    yen223 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    Meh, people who condone torture for anyone should be forced to undergo a few sessions

    At least then they know what they`re rooting for.

  48. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:34 pm
    ^^^^

    Okay, going by your philosophy, I no longer condone the spaying/neutering of pets.

  49. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    The needs of the many outweight the needs of the few, is all a well and good saying, until you`re one of the few.

    The very fact that torture is acceptable in the slightest, even if it is to save many lives is sheer proof that the US Government`s goal is to destroy civilization, and undo the social progress that brought it into being purely for the sake of absolute power. We are just stupid apes that use the devices of a bright few to kill as many people that happened to be born on the other side of the planet, who grew up in different lives, and create a mutual, and unwaranted hate. Civilization began when men threw words to settle their differences instead of rocks. Now, we go further, we throw bombs, and then get into the survivors heads and drive them to complete mental breakdown.

    Humans have proven that they are nothing more than stupid little monkeys that now have big weapons, and are incapable of doing anything helpful. Perhaps the fast approaching robots will be better...

  50. Profile photo of yen223
    yen223 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    ^At least spaying/neutering doesn`t cause pain, it would only eliminate a reason to live...
  51. Profile photo of yen223
    yen223 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    July 2, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    Hey wtf, i was replying to primetimekin
  52. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    For primetimekin to be correct he must prove that A. Torture works
    B. It`s better than Geneva convention standards.
  53. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    I agree with Pilanus.

    Humanity is surely f*<ked, and I worries me when even our own gov`t takes away our civil liberties. Sadly though, lots of people are just ignorant sheep who won`t stand up and fight for their liberties. I`m no sheep & I happen to like the Constitution. The Patriot Act was only the first step in shaving away at our freedoms.

    Oh, waterboarding... right.

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    CookieKing Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    mmm, anyone that thinks america is at its prime is retarded, it`s basically a globally endorsed 1950`s germany (with hitler and all that)
  55. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    pooptart, take away our civil liberties? Do you honestly think that the privacy of the book you check out from the library is that important?

    And Queenzira, what other alternative is there. Simply interrogating someone will more than likely not produce results

  56. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    If you treat someone humanely, and not make them feel in peril of their lives they are more likely to work with you, not against you. And when said detainees are released they will not have a mindbending hatred for america to take back to their countrymen. There are indeed other alternatives that will not take away the american moral high ground.

    Library books... that reminds me of a Daily Show joke. "Hmmm...Islam for dummies. Homeland Security will be fascinated by this!

  57. Profile photo of kevinmiller0
    kevinmiller0 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    That`s nothing like how it`s actually done.
  58. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    Queen, these people commit terrorist act and believe they will be matyrs. Treating them humanely wont work, they`ll just look at it as an easy form of torture. If I was caught in the principals office and I had to tell them which one of my friends pulled the fire alarm, treating me nicely wont work but bringing the police, handcuffing me and thrown into a police car will
  59. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    They`ve been discussing whether it is OK in the US to use this as a form of torture, you can still breathe while the water is being poured, but it gives the illusion of drowning, and because it works so well psychologically, people are against it. Because well, nobody likes to drown perpetually.
  60. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm
    Why do they want to be matyrs? B/c of the radical wahhabyist school of fundamentalism the`ve been fed all their lives that says that the colonial west wants to destroy their countries, their culture, and their religion. By treating them like people you break down all the radical training and teach them the west is not the Great Satan.
    Why would anyone want to bring in the cops for pulling the fire alarm, or use extreme force for anyone they think might (and that is the key word here)be thinking about doing something illegal without concrete evidence? By affirming human rights, you undo the very toxic ideology that began the Sep. 11 attacks.
  61. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    We didn`t get false info in WW2 Legacy, we got everything we needed to know by even treating nazis like people. Truth serum is bogus, and brings little but derangement upon its patients. I repeat TORTURE DOES NOT WORK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
  62. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    YOUR OWN ARTICLE PLAINLY ADMITS THE SERUM IS UNRELIABLE!!!!!!!!!! CHECK IT AGAIN!
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm
    I did not copy those posts!!! What is going on???
  64. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:25 pm
    making it easier for the real world and Oz to collide is what you mean. I could say i`d get the same effects using cocaine, after all dr. Freud wouldn`t lead me wrong. ( He really did prescribe cocaine as a means to release repressed memories ya know)
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    IMO they should stop with the physical torture, and figure out ways to torture people psychologically

    maybe make a virtual reality world where it seems like their entire family is being butchered in front of them

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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:31 pm
    "pooty?" Goddess I love the censorship around here!
  67. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    The point being here, is that the US use waterboarding to extract confessions/information from people they state are terrorists. They claim its not torture, everyone else knows it is. this is exactly what the reporter set out to prove.
    I`d like to say "only in America" but in this case its not...but as far as I know America is the only western country known to offically torture its prisoners!

    Pretty sick and stupid because anyone knows tortuture someone long enough and they`ll say anything!

    Yes...Bush is a war criminal!

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    Oh and I see prime is pretending to know psychology now!
  69. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    Maddog, (i`m not attacking you BTW) but didn`t our european allies help the CIA transport detainees to countries where they can torture? I think I remember that...
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    It may have been eastern european nations though, i`m almost certain it was.
  71. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    i so wanna try that!!!^-^
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    xXxNatexXx Male 13-17
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    July 2, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    O.O" omg Skyira!! lets try it on me!!!!
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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 10:26 pm
    I, too, expected a fat man wake-boarding. -_-`
    This was just... hard to watch.
  74. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 10:35 pm
    "IMO they should stop with the physical torture, and figure out ways to torture people psychologically"
    Waterboarding is psychological. They dont get damaged.

    "Oh and I see prime is pretending to know psychology now!"
    Im taking AP next year and already have done numerous projects on Freud.

    The one concern I have with Truth Serum is its cost. I think a combination of water boarding to loose their senses and then a polygraph test would work quite well. I support anything that gets answers.

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    feiku Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 11:22 pm
    Meh..I would be very uncomfortable in that situation.
    We can`t call him a pussy cause I really doubt many of us have been waterboarded :P
  76. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    @Jareddevour,

    What the wikipedia article you posted fails to mention is that many researchers have discovered that this was only the 3rd preferred torture method of the Spanish Inquisition. With the 1st and 2nd being poking people with soft cushions and sitting them down in comfy chairs until lunch.

    NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!!

  77. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Quick note: The PROSECUTION at Gitmo thinks 60% are probably completely innocent.

    Link here to one particularly large example.

    Not to mention three innocent under the age of 15.

    Stop saying "These people" as if they`re terrorists. "These people" hate america. "These people" are non-nice individuals.

    NO. "These People" are mostly innocent, and more innocent than the sonovabitch you are for condoning their torture.

    Screw waterboarding, you deserve to drown, you ignorant prick.

  78. Profile photo of handsomefag
    handsomefag Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 3:19 am
    if CIA officers who have subjected themselves to the technique have lasted an average of 14 seconds, then this guy isnt that pussy.

    he lasted, id say 15/16.

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    aussieguy29 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 3:45 am
    if you use torture against prisoners, can you really complain when terrorists fight back? its little wonder the rest of the world dislikes america when stuff like this happens to your prisoners.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 4:36 am
    QueenZira
    Female, 18-29, Midwest US
    207 Posts Wednesday, July 02, 2008 9:38:21 PM
    Maddog, (i`m not attacking you BTW) but didn`t our european allies help the CIA transport detainees to countries where they can torture? I think I remember that...
    -------------------------------------------------

    No..there was a big thing about America illigally transporting prisoners through some countries. I belive Romania and (what was)East Germany, where accused of turning a blind eye. Portgal was also accused of allowing a secret American prison, though I dont recall any proof being found. Europes huge though..and 1 European country does not represent Europe.
    As for you Prime..you dissapoint me. Yourlogic astounds me.
    Would you really trust the confession of a tortured person? Give me half an hour (not that I would dream of this) and I can have you telling the world that that your a 81 yr old granny called Bernice. Something you`d know, if you really knew anything about psycho

  81. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 4:48 am
    >> psychology.

    aussieguy29 is right. We English suffered terrorist attacks at the hands of the IRA for a long time. It was proven that many of the irish who had "confessed" to being a terrosrist back in the 70s had been tortured by the police into giving a confession. Years later it was proven they where innocent and in 30 years a lot has changed in our police force. We know it was wrong and supposedly it will never happen again. I`d like to think, at the moment we have the best police force in the world.

    Whilst 9/11 was horrific, America is now no better than the terrorists that attacked it. Explain to me why there are troops in Iraq? The whole WMD things a joke? How come in nrly 7 years Bin Laden, an old man who needs dialasis ffs, has not been caught!
    So those Iraqis attacking Allied forces are terrorists? You know..the ones who had their country invaded, there loved ones killed by us?

    Prime..stop being such a tool and wake up!


  82. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 5:29 am
    The reasons why we went into Iraq are certainly arguable. Frankly, i think we should have stayed out of Iraq and put more troops in regions like Afghanistan and Pakistan to chase down the terrorists where they harbor.

    But now we are at a point in the war where it would be detrimental to our best interests to pull our troops from Iraq. Terrorists are flooding into Iraq to fight American and allied forces. They have chosen to make Iraq their rallying point. If we fail in Iraq, they WILL come to our homelands and they WILL try to kill the citizens of our democracy driven nations. We`re winning this war dammit, the only place we aren`t is in the media.

  83. Profile photo of omgicbinbtfa
    omgicbinbtfa Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 5:46 am
    wow, that was ít? i thought it was more gonna be like http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WGJSIcY3LX4 this one (dutch diskjockey tried it for amnesty int.) poor reporter though ;-)
  84. Profile photo of itsallfake
    itsallfake Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 6:12 am
    Terrorists are flooding to iraq because WE are in iraq. If we moved every operation to pakistan and afghanistan they would flood there. I understand why people think the US gov. had something to do with 9/11. That didn`t really come about until after we decided to invade iraq. The truth is, the administration are opportunists. They were looking for a reason to invade iraq, there is testamony to that from officials. They were working the whole Korea/Iran/Iraq "Axis of Evil" angle since early 2001. 9/11 was the opportunity and excuse they needed and was handed to them wrapped up with a bow. The waterboarding isnt being used to counteract terrorism in the US, they are using it to gain information about operations in iraq. Same principle that the nazis and japanese used in ww2 to gain information regarding operations of enemy troops.
  85. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 6:18 am
    ImNoGod. Wrong!

    It`s a war we cant win and shouldnt be invloved in. there is one reason alone we are in Iraq and one reason only! Oil!

    Again..paranoia of the highest order. "They will".
    Who exactly is "them". Do your really buy into this crap that "they will come and kill you". Its BS of the highest order. the only reason "they" exist is because of western politics in arab nations. Do you acctually know anything about history?
    If we left well alone we wouldnt be where we are today. Capturing Bin Laden was something I supported. Invading Iraq was not. Bush proved within 6 months he didnt give a rats a$$ about capturing Bin Laden and set his sights on Iraq.
    Terrorist and freedom fighter..what exactly is the diffrence?
    "Terrorists are flooding into Iraq to fight American and allied forces."
    Is there a factory churning them out? Do every one of these people wake up one day and think "Hey..I`ll be evil". Of cou

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 6:21 am
    >> course not. We are there oppressing them, like it or not. If someone from 5 blocks away decided to some burn your house down, you fight. If someone from 5 blocks away never bothered you, you leave them alone. Simple anology but true.

    America created this mess, and we stupidly followed. The best thing we can do is pull out, leave well alone. We cant fix something we will continue to keep breaking just by being there!

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    yen223 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 7:22 am
    Has anyone pointed out that the `reporter` in question is Christopher Hitchens, noted Iraq war supporter and atheist?
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 7:40 am
    ^^
    What has being atheist got to do with anything? I`m atheist and I oppse the war.

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    habbazoot
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    July 3, 2008 at 7:44 am
    i hate all torture and i hate (my) govn`t for doing it. Im sick of george bush, dick cheney, alberto gonzales, and all of those people. Go Obama!
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 7:49 am
    is that a torture ?
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 8:53 am
    So if he did that for a story - it was probably a short-story...?
    :)
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Maddog I know Europe is not one country :)
    ImNoGod, saying if we don`t get them there they WILL come get us here is begging the question fallacy. Not to mention scare tactics. It sounds alot like vietnam era domino theory, which also never came to pass. The only reason bush doesn`t want to withdraw is he doesn`t want to confront his clusterf*ck, he wants it to be another Prez`z problem.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2008 at 9:35 am
    It`s not lost on me that the men doing this are wearing masks.
    Even they must believe what they are doing falls outside of international law.

    All in the name of security, or freedom, or whatever.
    Now go wave a flag, Americans!

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    jde824 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 11:08 am
    I thought they poured the water much faster than that... like dumping a bucket full at a time... maybe just in the movies... idk
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    togetec Male 13-17
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    July 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm
    i wanna try!!! really. i do. seriously. no sarcasm.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    Holy sh*t, that`s The Hitch! Wow.

    I see this thread has flourished in my negligence. I`ll have to come back later.

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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    July 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    primetimekin
    Ill tell you who knows when the next 9/11 is, George Bush.
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    July 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    Oh and ya, Primetimkin tell you something about him, whenever he needs to use his head a little he goes to wikipedia and poses as an expert on any topic, the only topic he is naturally an expert is how to be and A grade twat.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    haha that looks dratin scary
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    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    The_Maddog.

    If you look at the numbers we are winning this war. Period.

    I would like to know where you got this notion that Soldiers go around like big bad wolfs huffing and puffing and blowing the poor Iraqis houses down.

    We do loads of humanitarian work in conjunction with Iraqi forces. Sure there are places that are unstable, and we are striving and succeeding to make them stable. Most of the Iraqis see us as a presence to maintain order and civility and respect that. But the only ones you hear about in the news are the Islamic terrorists.

    Furthermore, you attempted to make the point that if we left them alone, they would leave us alone. Absurd! These people are motivated by distorted religious values and despise the concept of democracy.

    So set down that loony far left magazine you`re reading, open your eyes, and read something with a little substance. You know the kind of thing that contains FACTS and not just crazy unsubstantiated conspiracies .

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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    ^Yes, precisely. THESE PEOPLE HATE DEMOCRACY SO BY GOD WE`RE GOING TO GIVE IT TO`EM AT GUNPOINT!!! You still haven`t answered my anaolgy to the domino theory. Ya know vietnam falls and then the whole of southeast asia becomes communist. I believe LBJ once said, "if we don`t fight them there we`ll be fighting them on the shores of san francisco!!" Never happened. Ya gotta love foreign policy decisions based on slippery slope. YOU pay attention to facts,stop being a paranoid extremist AND HONESTLY ENGAGE MY ARGUMENT YOU TWAT.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    Answer me or otherwise I assume your argument is made of wet paper and couldn`t stand up to the storm of rational thought. And all you have to throw back at me is partisan hackery, reactionary talk + ad hominem attax
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    ZIRA FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    ^Yes, precisely. THESE PEOPLE HATE DEMOCRACY SO BY GOD WE`RE GOING TO GIVE IT TO`EM AT GUNPOINT!!! You still haven`t answered my anaolgy to the domino theory. Ya know vietnam falls and then the whole of southeast asia becomes communist. I believe LBJ once said, "if we don`t fight them there we`ll be fighting them on the shores of san francisco!!" Never happened. Ya gotta love foreign policy decisions based on slippery slope. YOU pay attention to facts,stop being a paranoid extremist AND HONESTLY ENGAGE MY ARGUMENT YOU TWAT. Terrorism isn`t a form of government or an economic philosophy. It`s not like if "one country falls to terrorism the rest will fall." Your point is Moot, and completely irrelevant. Not to mention that LBJ was on your side of the political spectrum not mine.

    The concept is to prevent further terrorist attacks by chasing the organizations down to the root, and keeping them on the defensive. It has proved effective.

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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    terrorism doesn`t have to a governmental entity its still {add name of evil} is going to destroy us all if we don`t stay!! the argument stands. I don`t care if LBJ was democratic, THIS IS NOT A PARTISAN ATTACK. "What are we supposed to do, go to war until there`s not 19 guys who might want to hurt us? one day 2 non-nice individuals throw pumpkins over an overpass. and now when you go down a highway past an overpass, you see those giant ten ft. chain link fences. Two vandals can f#ck up your way of life in ways you can`t even imagine. There`s no way to fool proof the world. You cannot out engineer crazy."-Jon Stewart
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    ZIRA STILL PWNS JOO
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    Stick to playing with your toys in the sandbox child.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    July 3, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    that goes double for U leg
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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    July 4, 2008 at 4:17 am
    Ooh, waterboarding!
    You can get a feeling of what it`s like at home if you like.
    Soak a small towel like a face flannel with water, lie back and plop it on your face.
    ...I did it all the time when I was a litte kid. xD
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    July 4, 2008 at 10:50 am
    Anyone who says this guy is a pussy for giving up so quickly doesn`t have a clue. Of course, it`s always some wet behind the ears kid who talks crap like that with no life experience to base their opinion on.

    Anyone who thinks that reporter was weak should sit up and take notice. The guy has brass balls for agreeing to experience waterboarding so he could accurately tell what it was like.

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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    July 4, 2008 at 10:58 am
    And by the way ImnoGod, I`m curious as to where you got the numbers that say we are winning this "war" Fox News? Give me a break Mr. 13-17 years old and not even old enough to vote or enlist in the military with mommy and daddy`s permission.

    People like you make me sick. Especially when you start throwing out statements that CANNOT be backed up like "If you look at the numbers we are winning this war. Period."

    Speaking as a member of the military, I will be so bold as to point out that if we were truly WINNING, why did we just extend the tours of over two thousand Marines who were PROMISED by our "leadership" that they would not be extended and would be going home.

    Armies that are winning DO NOT keep exhausted, broken-down soldiers on the line.

    Get a clue ImnoGod. And maybe read a book once in awhile and look beyond what your right-wing, Bush-supporting parents tell you is right.

    I can safely assume from the way you think that you certainly don`t

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    Josh2601 Male 13-17
    97 posts
    July 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    Sorry, I just have to post this and say that zira is an idiot and I sort of really want to punch her in the face, too bad this is online...
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    Josh2601 Male 13-17
    97 posts
    July 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    ... We are winning the war, but they will continue to come back. Winning armies have to keep their soldiers on the front lines in order to maintain order and stabalize, until the country is able to do so itself. I respect you for being a soldier, but I don`t respect your foolish mindset. It is unfortunate that the tours were extended, but when you enlist in the military, you are theirs for a certain timeframe and if you don`t like that you have to go to war and actually do what you enlisted for, don`t even sign up. You are in the military, you chose to be in the military, now stop you whining and do what you signed up to do.
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    Josh2601 Male 13-17
    97 posts
    July 4, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Sorry for the brutality of my previous posts. I agree with what I said, but I apologize for saying them in such a brash, inappropriate way.
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    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    July 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    osirisascend,

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/... Those are the numbers from a non-partisan source. How you analyze these numbers dictates how you define coalition success in Iraq. Based off them I do believe we are winning, and I would like to think the American life`s lost in Iraq were not lost in vain. The highly decorated General David Petaeus, who has more then 30 years of military experience says we can win, and that we ARE winning.

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    Chasya Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:00 am
    what in the hell..
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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
    931 posts
    June 13, 2009 at 9:18 am
    people who argue on the internet have somehting very wrong with them
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    Seccrenicche Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    blah blah blah.

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