All about torture, or the lines we cross

This is one of the best and most interesting debates I’ve seen in a while.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c
Cliff May Unedited Interview Pt. 1
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But I do have just one question: So if what Cliff May is saying is that it’s ok to “torture” or have rules of torture, being that you can inflict so-called discomfort to someone as long as it will not result in death, why would terrorists give up the information interrogators want if they know that it (the torture) can not kill them?  Besides, these people want to be killed so that they are martyrs for their cause. I guess I just don’t see how the threat of supposed death, but they knowing they can’t be killed is any incentive to give up the information one is trying to get out of them.

And according to what he says, the Geneva Convention even states that you cannot inflict discomfort of any kind.  But as we all know, rules are just there to be broken anyway.


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