Waterboarding helped protect nation

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Why is waterboarding, which has not been used in years, an issue today? Because the left in this country continues to hate George Bush, and it suits the current administration to stoke the flames.

In the context of 9-11, with little information available, we were rightly concerned about what comes next. We were and still are fighting a vicious enemy who believes the end justifies the means, and the more bodies the better. Post-9-11, waterboarding was an effective method to extract the information we needed to protect our country. We should all remember and give thanks that we have not had a homeland attack in more than eight years.

Should we be willy-nilly about using any form of enhanced interrogation? Of course not. This is why the courts were involved and leaders in both parties were informed. However, as the effect of 9-11 fades in our memory and politics is always fresh, some of our fair-weather leaders are running away from the position they took back then. How convenient.

The question we should all think about, and our President should answer, is: If we have an imminent threat against the United States but we don't have the details we need to protect our country, should we use some sort of enhanced interrogation to get those details?

If the answer is no, then the president needs to level with the American people and tell us not what he doesn't like but what exactly he does like, and what he would do to protect us.

Tom Harris, North Augusta, S.C.

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shaglorious 05/18/09 - 02:40 pm
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MarathonGirl, Are you

MarathonGirl, Are you skipping school again? Do I need to call your mother?

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Bizkit 05/18/09 - 02:40 pm
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The internet police are

The internet police are around so gotta go. Back to set you folks straight later. What if I were shaglorious. You discriminate because of age don't you. Bigot. Or is it gender discrimination? Bigot. My aged mother is too senile to know what is up like most of your posters. Beside I'm in college and far smarter than most of my professors-who know more but are still stupid. Once I finish I will be a force to be reckoned with. Just think I will voting a long time to bring about change. I win. Bye! Shag is also bigotted against japanese like Miko. Showing that ole time religion.

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Bizkit 05/18/09 - 03:04 pm
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O.K. Here we go again.

O.K. Here we go again. MarathonGirl or MalathionGirl is no communist or atheist but just a handful. I will cancel my online subscription.

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convertedsoutherner 05/18/09 - 03:38 pm
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It's a shame that those that

It's a shame that those that try to remake history, will be voting. We must remember that the dims are for things before they are against them and then might be for them again before their against them, again; if you give them enough time..

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southernguy08 05/18/09 - 03:49 pm
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MOXYLADY, your idiotic rants
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MOXYLADY, your idiotic rants sound like you're the one with "dain bramage." Don't just rant...give some details on how Bush and the Reps got us in this country in a "world of trouble." Be careful, you already sound stupid.

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Grasshopper 05/18/09 - 03:55 pm
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Good bye Marathon Moxy Girl,

Good bye Marathon Moxy Girl, come back when you can make a legitimate argument.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/18/09 - 04:23 pm
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"Women should be allowed a

"Women should be allowed a abortion at any time during the pregnancy and I would go so far to say one or two weeks after birth." Posted by Moxylady on Mon May 18, 2009 2:10 PM You are sick twisted individual!

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cara1985 05/18/09 - 04:32 pm
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milton i am glad that i am

milton i am glad that i am not the only one that read that part of Moxy's post. I couldn't believe it! what she described is called MURDER. she needs to be locked up!

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GGpap 05/18/09 - 05:21 pm
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"The fact is, it was not

"The fact is, it was not illegal up to that point! Posted by jubalaearly on Mon May 18, 2009 11:03 AM." The fact is jubalaearly, torture is inhumane, period. Unfortunately, there are some here that appear to revel in swimming and cavorting in the same slime pool that our enemies have polluted with their urine and feces for centuries, and unfortunately, a long hot shower after the swim will NOT remove the stain from their skin nor cleanse their sweating pores; the results of their ill-chosen dip in the cesspool of inhumanity. GGpap

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convertedsoutherner 05/18/09 - 06:08 pm
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Inhumane is when you cut off

Inhumane is when you cut off someone's head not when you pour water over someone while a Dr is standing right there.

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Brad Owens 05/18/09 - 06:10 pm
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Moxylady, It is against the

Moxylady, It is against the law to lie to congress. Pelosi is claiming the CIA lied and misled her on these enhanced interrogation methods. If she is telling the truth, the people at the CIA broke the law. If the CIA and Leon Panetta are telling the truth, then she is lying and should be removed as Speaker of the House. I say lets do the favorite thing of you far lib types, lets INVESTIGATE! If the CIA is right, she gets censured and removed as Speaker, if she is telling the truth we procecute those who were responsible for the misleading information at CIA. What do you say, shall we investigate Pelosi?

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justus5 05/18/09 - 06:24 pm
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Uncomfortable Positions?

Uncomfortable Positions? Sleep Deprivation? Simulated Drowning? Sounds like fraternity pledging to me.

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southernguy08 05/18/09 - 06:30 pm
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MOXYLADY, I read your 2:10
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MOXYLADY, I read your 2:10 post a second time, just to make sure I didn't misread it. Tell me, in your expert opinion, how exactly would a woman have an abortion one or two weeks after giving birth? THINK BEFORE YOU POST! YOU SOUND STUPID! Just trying to help.

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_SisterAbdullahX_ 05/18/09 - 06:54 pm
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southernguy...I don't think

southernguy...I don't think she's stupid...I'm sure what she means is you should be able to MURDER a child two weeks after giving birth. It's actually a common believe among the left, who are about Me Me Me. What ever it takes to make ME happy.

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apex24 05/18/09 - 07:34 pm
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Niko, what would you say if

Niko, what would you say if waterboarding the enemy got your son released from captivity. Don't tell me you and your bleeding heart liberal buddies would let your loved one or any American for that matter, die because you think the enemy is being tortured.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 05/18/09 - 07:36 pm
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You guys are falling for the

You guys are falling for the diversion again

NoPartyFan
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NoPartyFan 05/18/09 - 08:26 pm
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The investigation of the CIA,

The investigation of the CIA, torture and memos should be investigated behind closed doors. The leaks indicate that the pictures and memos have very damaging information and photos outside of the techniques being reported on. I'm guessing, most people down South probably don't care one way or the other what Nancy Pelosi says or does. It's also just a diversion.

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Taylor B 05/18/09 - 09:24 pm
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Is this still an issue?

Is this still an issue? Wow....

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KSL 05/19/09 - 05:47 am
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Don't respond to moxy's posts

Don't respond to moxy's posts or to justus4's posts. Ignore them.

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KSL 05/19/09 - 05:53 am
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Don't respond to eel either.

Don't respond to eel either. She just comes here periodically for a fix for her feelings of inadequacy. She claims to be an "intellectual" but notice that she cannot post without putting someone else down.

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disssman 05/19/09 - 08:57 am
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How could anuone call the CIA

How could anuone call the CIA a bunch of liars? Didn't they provide the information on the Arms of Mass Destruction (under the direst supervision of the VP) that allowed us to convince Congress to go to war? Now I ask you, if they were so sure of their info then, why would they lie later to a secret intel committee, that they knew could never release the contents of the meeting? Yeah, the CIA are poster children for telling the truth.

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