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CIA Director Nom: Waterboarding “Reprehensible” Defends Assassinating Americans

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CIA Director Nominee: Waterboarding Is “Reprehensible,” “Should Have Been Banned” … Defends Assassinating American Citizens

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CIA Director Nominee: Waterboarding Is “Reprehensible,” “Should Have Been Banned” … Defends Assassinating American Citizens


So non-citizens have more rights in his eyes than citizens


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I disagree with the administration's legal rational (I posted something on this very board myself a long time ago about this), but there is no moral equivalence here.

Torture is a violation of international law, a violation of our principles, and it dishonors America.


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Torture is a violation of international law, a violation of our principles, and it dishonors America.



And killing an American citizen without be convicted of a crime doesn't


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And killing an American citizen without be convicted of a crime doesn't


This.

I also, don't get the logic of how torture is a crime and not murder.

Enhanced interrogation techniques are not torture. The jury is still out.


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No, killing an enemy on the battlefield is not a violation of anything. Nor is it dishonorable.

The problem with the administration's position is that they redefine due process in a way that should alarm and be resisted by everyone, because it violates the separation of powers. It's like a police dept giving itself a warrant to search your house.

On the other hand, if the administration had some sort of court warrant to kill an American overseas, they could do it without any legal hiccup. But no warrant could whitewash torture.


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Painting this as torture vs killing just demonstrates a failure to understand the legal points at issue.


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There is no painting anything. Enhanced interrogation techniques are legally not defined as torture at this facet. Only politically by using the term, torture.

Can you affirm that the new political dem talking point is that 'torture' is BAD but 'murder' is okay?

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Your logic is pitiful. You really don't even understand why these drone strikes are a problem (hint: it's not because people are killed).


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Why don't you define exactly why drone strikes are a problem and how it is not a problem people are killed. Then we can discuss logic being pitiful.



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Denying US citizens their right to due process is cool with Bayou Sam, as long as it is a Democrat that gets to make the call.

True story.


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No, killing an enemy on the battlefield is not a violation of anything


This isn't about killing them on a battlefield, its about killing them because they may be "Associated" with a terrorist organization...


If they are on the battlefield, directly firing against American troops, then they are fair game.


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Look, I realize you are dumb. That's fine.

I'll spell it out for you. Torture is never legitimate. Murder is oftentimes legitimate...war, self-defense, capital punishment, etc. The question here is the legitimacy of the murder.


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This is far too simple. Was Osama Bin Laden "on the battlefield"? The distinction is "at war" and "at peace," which is a pretty straightforward legal distinction. You don't have to be actually shooting to be at war.

An analogy might be some american citizen wearing a nazi uniform. Is that enough evidence to deprive them of due process? I say no because I think we should err on the side of law and not the deciding power of the executive, but the situation is not cut and dry.


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Wait...so can we waterboard our own citizens? If we can kill them without due process surely we can waterboard them too right? Or is that just way too evil?


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This is far too simple. Was Osama Bin Laden "on the battlefield"? The distinction is "at war" and "at peace," which is a pretty straightforward legal distinction. You don't have to be actually shooting to be at war.


Really? I didn't realize that Bin Laden was a US Citizen

frick me where I sit


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I disagree with the administration's legal rational (I posted something on this very board myself a long time ago about this), but there is no moral equivalence here. Torture is a violation of international law, a violation of our principles, and it dishonors America.


So it's better to follow "international law" than to follow our own laws. Got it.


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So based upon a jury of ONE you would not object to your death. The new rules only need one sentence to be changed by a Presidential finding to make your arse toast INSIDE the US.


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Tiguar
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I don't think anyone is saying this.


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This isn't about killing them on a battlefield, its about killing them because they may be "Associated" with a terrorist organization...


Is the president not authorized, under the 2001 AUMF, to use military force against Al-Qaida--without respect for whether or not they're on a conventinal "battlefield"?


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