Sunday, April 19, 2009

How Is It Not Crimes Against Humanity?

Sorry I have reverted to polarizing posts, but how can I not?

The CIA told ABC news that after waterboarding Abu Zubaydah for 35 seconds, his first time, he "[agreed] to tell everything he knew". Then, they decided to waterboard him 82 more times.

Can someone tell me how it is not a crime against humanity to waterboard someone 82 times after they decide to tell you everything they know?

It turns out one person was waterboarded 183 times in total. Let me guess, he spilled his guts after the first minute but they decided to work him over anyways time and time again.

However, there is another option: The CIA and the Bush administration were very dishonest about the effectiveness of waterboarding. If this is true, why were they so excited about doing it over and over?

1 comment:

  1. I may not call it crimes against humanity, but waterboarding someone 183 times is definitely not a good thing. I don't know who Abu Zubayduh is or why they choose to repeatedly subject him to that, but I have to believe that they weren't simply doing it for fun.

    That being said, I think that the moment we start to treat our prisoners in an inhumane fashion, we loose the moral high ground. If we throw our morals out the window when push comes to shove, we're really not much different than the terrorists we're fighting.


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