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Schumer on torture: 'Do what you have to do'

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, May 14, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    "And I'd like to interject a note of balance here. There are times when we all get in high dudgeon. We ought to be reasonable about this. I think there are probably very few people in this room or in America who would say that torture should never, ever be used, particularly if thousands of lives are at stake.

    "Take the hypothetical: If we knew that there was a nuclear bomb hidden in an American city and we believed that some kind of torture, fairly severe maybe, would give us a chance of finding that bomb before it went off, my guess is most Americans and most senators, maybe all, would say, 'Do what you have to do.'

    "So it's easy to sit back in the armchair and say that torture can never be used. But when you're in the foxhole, it's a very different deal."~ Senator Charles Schumer (D)

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    I have always thought that Schumer was an idiot but this shows that even an idiot can occasionally make sense.
     
  3. windcatcher

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    Oh Boy!

    Here we go again:

    Tell us or else........ a digit please.

    How about a molar without novacaine?

    or worse!

    He leaves it wide open doesn't he? But at least he makes a point!


    Personally I'd rather stick with tasers or waterboarding, sleep deprivation or standing.
     
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