Friday, May 29, 2009 8:40:45 AM
People don't understand that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded over 100 times in just 2 drating weeks! That proves it`s not effective and not morally sound. Ever here of the blowback theory.
Monday, May 25, 2009 11:03:27 PM
I find it fascinating that so many people in favor of torturing detainees for information have totally overlooked the massive amount of evidence that advanced torture techniques in an attempt to extract testimony, information, or confession are TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE. Such extracted testimony is WILDLY UNRELIABLE.
ALL research into torture has shown that people will say ANYTHING to save themselves from torture.
There is absolutely no corroborating evidence to suggest that any information gotten through waterboaring or other torture techniques has prevented attacks.
Really, any argument for torture makes me thinking of something Thomas Jefferson once said:
"Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism."
Monday, May 25, 2009 2:04:53 AM
One poll using 100 people would be questionable. But I don't think it`s unreasonable to trust several polls using thousands of people.
Polls that predict the outcome of elections are less reliable than those polling people`s beliefs. The fact that Gallup got something wrong 60 years ago isn`t a valid argument for saying that all polls are unreliable.
Anyway, we`re going round in circles. I`m not going to argue this any more.