Using torture on suspected terrorists

It has been claimed, though, that torture has been employed with the knowledge or acquiescence of U. A June report from the Council of Europe estimated people had been kidnapped by the CIA on EU territory with the cooperation of Council of Europe membersand rendered to other countries, often after having transited through secret detention centres " black sites " used by the CIA, some located in Europe.

Torture and the United States

Consequently, our natural aversion to the sights and sounds of the dungeon provide no foothold for those who would argue against the use of torture. Eighty-two percent of Republicans condone the use of torture, compared to 53 percent of Democrats.

Forty-two percent "somewhat" or "strongly" agree that such laws should be broadened. Another prisoner is found with a broken neck, broken toes and internal injuries following an argument with guards; after one month in a coma he dies from septicaemia.

The report lays blame primarily on the defence department DoD and the CIAwhich required their healthcare staff to put aside any scruples in the interests of intelligence gathering and security practices that caused severe harm to detainees, from waterboarding to sleep deprivation and force-feeding.

The bomb has been ticking ever since September 11th, Support in those five nations was 22 percent or less. It was based on interviews that Pew did last year. The agents also indicate in the report that the CIA as a matter of course hands suspects over to foreign intelligence services with far fewer qualms about torture for more intensive interrogation.

I find it genuinely bizarre that while the torture of Osama bin Laden himself could be expected to provoke convulsions of conscience among our leaders, the perfectly foreseeable and therefore accepted slaughter of children does not.

And it will remain unavoidable for the foreseeable future.

Most Americans agree with Trump -- up to a point. In another, mentally ill prisoner Charles Agster is suffocated to death. Detainees are not permitted to receive treatment for the distress caused by their torture.

Several Lawsuits was filed against the Prison which resulted in the Inmates favor. Supreme Court deferred to state secrets privilege when they refused to hear the case of Khalid el-Masriwho was kidnapped and tortured by the CIA under the Bush administration on December 21, Ratification[ edit ] The U.

Should We Torture Suspects for Information?

Reuters surveyed 1, people online from March They also failed to comply with recommendations from the army surgeon general on reporting abuse of detainees. During the George W. Thirty-six percent of respondents, however, say that torture is "rarely" or "never" a justified interrogation method, with 21 percent saying "rarely" and 15 percent saying "never.

I would be sincerely grateful to have my mind changed on this subject. The lowest percentages of support for torture came from people in Argentina, Ukraine, Venezuela, Chile and Indonesia.

CIA medical personnel were present when waterboarding was taking place, the taskforce says. Given the foregoing, however, this objection seems to lack its usual force. Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuseBagram torture and prisoner abuseCriticisms of the War on TerrorismEnhanced interrogation techniquesand Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture "Stress and duress"[ edit ] In and there was substantial controversy over the " stress and duress " methods that were used in the U.

These practices have resulted in a number of deaths. Admittedly, this would be a ghastly result to have reached by logical argument, and we will want to find some way of escaping it.

But there seems no question that accidentally torturing an innocent man is better than accidentally blowing him and his children to bits.

Once inside they were threatened with detention for the rest of their lives, verbally abused, exposed to cold, deprived of sleepand had their hands, cuffed arms, and fingers severely twisted.

Torture involves severe physical or emotional pain to gain information from someone. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has complained about this prominent newspaper coverage and its implications. The average support for torture in the 38 countries was 40 percent.

A fierce debate regarding non-standard interrogation techniques exists within the U. Recent terrorists attacks may have led more people view torture as justifiable in the last year, but the way questions about torture are framed could also influence the poll results.

In this context, we should note that many variables influence our feelings about an act of physical violence. I invite any reader who discovers a problem with my argument to point it out to me in the comment section of this blog.Home > Opinions > Politics > is the use of torture against terrorist suspects ever justified?

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Is the use of torture against terrorist suspects ever justified? Add a New Topic; Add to My Favorites Yes, torture against terrorists is always justified. Getting to the Whole Truth About America’s Torture of Suspected Terrorists. Kristie Macrakis in the wake of 9/11/ lead to an interrogation program using torture that would have been.

Must our military abide by the Geneva Conventions when interrogating Islamic terrorists? It disturbs me that some of those who object. Most Americans Say Torturing Suspected Terrorists Is Justifiable Trump on expanding laws regarding the use of torture to interrogate suspected terrorists Say Torturing Suspected Terrorists.

CIA made doctors torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, taskforce finds Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes.

Around the world, public opinion is divided about whether government-sponsored torture can ever be justified as part of efforts to prevent terrorist attacks, according to a spring Pew Research Center survey of 38 nations.A median of 45% across the countries polled said they did not believe use of torture by their governments against suspected .

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