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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:17 AM
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U.S. Sentenced Japanese Soldier to 15 Years Hard Labor for Waterboarding
On Jan. 21, 1968, The Washington Post published a front-page photograph of a U.S. soldier supervising the questioning of a captured North Vietnamese soldier who is being held down as water was poured on his face while his nose and mouth were covered by a cloth. The picture, taken four days earlier near Da Nang, had a caption that said the technique induced "a flooding sense of suffocation and drowning, meant to make him talk."

The article said the practice was "fairly common" in part because "those who practice it say it combines the advantages of being unpleasant enough to make people talk while still not causing permanent injury."

The picture reportedly led to an Army investigation.

Twenty-one years earlier, in 1947, the United States charged a Japanese officer, Yukio Asano, with war crimes for carrying out another form of waterboarding on a U.S. civilian. The subject was strapped on a stretcher that was tilted so that his feet were in the air and head near the floor, and small amounts of water were poured over his face, leaving him gasping for air until he agreed to talk.

"Asano was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor," Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) told his colleagues last Thursday during the debate on military commissions legislation. "We punished people with 15 years of hard labor when waterboarding was used against Americans in World War II," he said.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:18 AM
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1. US at Nuremberg Tribunals deemd invasions ...
"the SUPREME CRIME".

It's the hypocrisy.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:22 AM
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2. That was them though
We have direct approval from jeebus h. himself to do whatever the cheney we want to do to anyone. :sarcasm:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:30 AM
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3. American exceptionalism - AKA
hypocritical - nationalistic - corrupt - arrogant - self-righteous - sanctimonious - liars of staggering proportions
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:33 AM
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4. But don't you remember 9-11 changed EVERYTHING?
We no longer live in the America I was raised in. We now live in Amerika.....
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:48 AM
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5. When they do it, it's torture. When we do it...
When they do it, it's theocracy. When we do it, it's defending traditional morality

When they do it, it's fascism. When we do it, it's fighting terrorism

When they do it, it's torture. When we do it, it's vigorous interrogation

When they do it, it's aggression. When we do it, it's self defense.




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