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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 08:09 PM
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The Abu Graihb photos show just one side of the story.
Edited on Sun Sep-28-08 08:10 PM by Boojatta
What about the dozens of ticking time-bombs that were stopped using info obtained specifically via the procedures graphically illustrated in the Abu Graihb photos? There have been dozens of them, right? No? Would you believe one dozen? How about six? Would you believe a number greater than zero?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 08:10 PM
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1. 1 brazillion is what I heard.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 08:11 PM
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2. That's sooooo 4 years ago
I doubt they got jack shit worth of reliable intel from their torture tactics.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 08:12 PM
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3. Anything That A Government Lead By Bush Says Is Circumspect IMHO
Edited on Sun Sep-28-08 08:12 PM by lostnotforgotten
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 08:21 PM
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4. The only thing that torture is useful for
is obtaining false confessions.

That's why it's used; guilt, innocence, whether you can gain useful information is all a crock.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 09:16 PM
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5. I've read that torture is ..
a form of terrorism..has a way of making the populace behave.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 09:50 PM
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6. Yeah, that too.......but it works
by making people confess to whatever they're accused of to make the pain stop. It's an outrageous and ridiculous step for the US to take.
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OakCliffDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 06:16 AM
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7. Abu Graihb was a crude advertisement by the Bush Administration to the Iraqis about who was boss
Saddam had been ousted, and there was whole new leadership running the show. One of their favorite psychological torture techniques was to play loud rock and roll music to the prisoners.

The number one song played was by the Who:

Won't Get Fooled Again

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 10:21 AM
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8. How can you tell if they are a ticking bomb before they go off?
Who decides if they are a ticking bomb anyway? And what are the criteria? If I was going to be a ticking bomb, I would dress like Joe Six-pack, wear flag underwear, and drive around in a big pickup with little yellow ribbons on the back. You can put a lot of explosives into a truck, as Tim McVeigh demonstrated.
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SteveisSellars Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 02:05 AM
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9. The way it was...
Ahhhhh the days...

A sunny stroll through the green zone, eating in the mess tent....

Stacking Iraqis into piles and taking pictures.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
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