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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-23-09 09:06 AM
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8. I think they'll go the OTHER way with their argument, and complain that
torture is "relative." For example, some people think going to the dentist is "torture," others think sitting in a hot car in rush hour traffic is "torture." They will claim (and, FWIW, let's get this out of the way... anyone who thinks I am "defending" these practices, and approaches me from that perspective, is a big fat idiot stupider than Rush Limbaugh) that "torture" was not their intent, their intent was to make the prisoners extremely uncomfortable and, as they gave up info, they would make them more comfortable. They will try to pass it off as "carrot and stick."

What we know about it, whatever it's called, is that it doesn't work in most cases.
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