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Allen West Approves Torture Because “Demi Moore Was Waterboarded”

Allen West Approves Torture Because “Demi Moore Was Waterboarded”

Sure, Sen. John McCain may not be pro-waterboarding, but for many in the Republican party, hey, what’s the big deal?

Take Florida Rep. Allen West.  Responding to President Barack Obama’s condemnation of the GOP presidential candidates who said waterboarding wasn’t torture, but was just a good way to get information from prisoners, West had a few choice words of his own.  Via Politico, West explained his own rationale.  “As the president, you need to do those things which are necessary to make sure that the American people are kept safe. And furthermore, in the movie ‘G.I. Jane,’ Demi Moore was waterboarded.”

Demi Moore was waterboarded?  Are we really basing our foreign policy stances on what happens in the movies?  Because I believe that we should also consider blowing up the Death Star as well as asking Superman to throw all of our nuclear missiles into the sun.

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11:29PM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Charlene R
Nothing would make me sit through any of his rants, he is a low-life who calls females out to fight after they expose his lies. But I would pay to watch him squeal for mercy while he is being waterboarded....

11:11PM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Berny P
The Army did not want to do torture, the US Army Field Manual has banned torture forever. It was the civilians in charge who thought they knew better than the military did. Torture has never gained actionable intelligence, all you get is what the terrorist thinks you want to hear just to get the pain stopped. Most of the torture was carried out by CIA special ops not army, the army was used to "soften up" the people to be tortured.

11:04PM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Catherine O (cont'd)
But a March 29 Washington Post story reveals that the torture of Abu Zubaida, touted by the ex-president as an intelligence treasure-trove, failed to foil a single terror plot and turned up scores of false leads.

11:01PM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Catherine O
It does not matter what other countries do they are other countries not America. To torture openly only put our men and women in uniform in more danger as the word of torture goes out to non-radical Muslims like a clarion call to join the jihad. It makes me sick that the Bush administration did not listen to the top military brass before invading Iraq and before the use of torture that America had hung people for committing against our troops. No matter how much people liked Jack Baur, the actual chances of getting the needed intel via the use of torture to stop the proverbial ticking bomb is abouit the same chance a round clump of frozen rain would have in Satan's livingroom. Cheney and Liz are out there trying to change history saying they stopped the Library Tower (now called the Bank Tower in L.A.) terrorist attack through the use of torture shows how desperate they are to vindacate themselves. Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the terrorist they tortured and now claim to have gotten the intel to stop the Library Tower terrorist plot was captured March 1, 2003 but the attack it self was uncovered and thwarted in 2002 through the use of a telephone wiretap. Former President George W. Bushhas long claimed that "a great many" terrorist plots had been foiled by his administration's torture policies (they called them “aggressive interrogation" techniques). But a March 29 Washington Post story reveals that the torture of Abu Zubaida, touted by the ex-president as an inte

8:54AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

What? Is this guy serious?

9:14PM PST on Nov 19, 2011

When Allen Wes, himself, decides that he is willing to be water-boarded, then, and only then, will I listenj to his rants.

4:09PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Citing a movie would NEVER fly for a college research paper or any other type of writing where a credible source is needed. Way to go, you ignorant idiot!

3:30PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

I have real difficulty with this one, torturing another human being is very hard to justify. Having said that when I lived in London we faced a fair few 'incidents', on one occasion I was too close for comfort to a bomb (which was defused). I have real difficulty with ever saying that the means justified the end - the issue is far more complex than that. However, anyone who can so easily dismiss any form of torture so easily might be a little more believable if they tried it themselves, and given his love of film, posted the event on the web!

2:48PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

No, don't use water boarding. Force those suspects to listen to Justin Bieber and it won't take five minutes before they spill the beans!
On a serious note, West should quit his job and become something he's more suited for: a clown at kids parties!

1:42PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

...Oh, please, have mercy, Allen West.....

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