But I can't go to sleep until I know what I said that got my post the 'smarmy' label.Comment Posted By Bilby On 7.12.2007 @ 01:56
The law is the law and these special interrogation techniques are in violation of the Geneva Convention and hence, American law.
Let me just say I agree with that and then go to bed.Comment Posted By Bilby On 7.12.2007 @ 01:34
Rick, I think nightjar was referring to me, but I didn't mean my post to be taken that way. I wasn't talking about any techniques that may or may not have been used by the CIA. My post was about the concept in general.Comment Posted By Bilby On 7.12.2007 @ 01:28
Ooops. I don't want my comment to be give the impression I believe all uncomfortable or stressful interrogation techniques are torture (it's late). But there appears to be a gray area without a clear cut line. I suppose it depends simply on what the legal definition is and which particular techniques are in or out of favor.Comment Posted By Bilby On 7.12.2007 @ 00:59
It seems to me that destroying the tapes that were to be used in any legal proceedings should get them in trouble, aside from the discussion about what constitutes torture and the acceptability of it.
Of course the news will get the issue swirling in high gear again as it was during the Mukasey confirmation hearings. Perhaps it's necessary to determine exactly which forms of interrogation techniques are not torture. What kinds don't involve some degree of discomfort or stress?Comment Posted By Bilby On 7.12.2007 @ 00:46
I'll also add that CDS was to Free Republic what BDS is to Daily Kos.Comment Posted By Bilby On 7.11.2007 @ 08:01
I completely agree with this analysis. The internet has allowed these conspiracy theories to thrive by creating echo chambers in which people can see their wacky views repeated by others and, in their minds, legitimized. There's also the phenomena whereby some people, upon seeing something on the internet, believe it must be true simply because it's on the internet. The same can be seen in those who think online polls really mean something. I know such attitudes are made fun of, but many people who really think that way.Comment Posted By Bilby On 7.11.2007 @ 07:59
Oh, brother. They're already busy descending into the comments sections of all the blogs with posts about the Wired News story.Comment Posted By Bilby On 1.11.2007 @ 10:58
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