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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 06:34 PM

10. If 43% of Americans believe in torture as an acceptable means to gain information -

and I don't doubt the number (43%, in fact it may be higher than this) - it creates an image of the United States of America as being nothing more than a nation of torture.

To foster the idea that by torturing a human by another human, to render the tortured person as totally defenseless and willing to say or do anything to stop pain being inflicted, is perverted.

The belief that a terrorist leader, one bent on the destruction of other human lives, can be tortured to the point of giving up their terrorist plots, turns those torturing to gain this knowledge into terrorists themselves. A vicious cycle with results that dehumanize a civil society.

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