November 23, 2015

Top GOP candidates want us to torture

Washington Post - Donald Trump said the United States should bring back waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques to fight the Islamic State, saying "we have to be strong" in the face of extreme brutality. "You know, they don't use waterboarding over there," the GOP front-runner told George Stephanopoulos in an interview on ABC's "This Week." "They use chopping off people's heads. They use drowning people. . . . We have to be tough."

Huffington Post - Ben Carson wouldn't rule out torturing terrorism suspects on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."   Stephanopoulos asked Carson if he agreed with GOP candidate Donald Trump that the U.S. should resume waterboarding, an "enhanced interrogation technique" President Barack Obama discontinued in 2009. "There's no such thing as political correctness when you're fighting an enemy who wants to destroy you," Carson said, "and I'm not one who's real big on telling the enemy on what we're going to do and what we're not going to do."

1 comment:

Dave Richardson said...

What makes you think the United States isn't practicing torture as we speak? Reading The Wikileaks Files, I get the impression that torture has been national policy for over a century.