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If a prisoner knew something that would prevent a lot of people from dying, would you condone using some form of torture to get information that could not be obtained otherwise?

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Poll Results: 5,103 votes
44%
No.
 
32%
Yes.
 
25%
Not sure.
 

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704 Comments   add a comment >>
Barbara V.
Thursday January 28, 2016, 6:39 AM


No

Kay M.
Monday January 25, 2016, 7:32 PM


cts

Janis K.
Tuesday January 19, 2016, 3:33 PM


no it doesn't work

Ivana D.
Saturday January 9, 2016, 3:25 AM


No

Sue H.
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 10:27 PM


No.

Jonathan Harper
Monday October 12, 2015, 5:09 AM


new polls please

Kay M.
Sunday October 11, 2015, 5:52 PM


need more polls.

M.N. J.
Thursday October 8, 2015, 12:34 AM


The US Army Training Manual on interrogation: "...the use of force is a poor technique, as it yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say whatever he thinks the interrogator wants to hear."

http://www.theguardian.com/science/the-lay-scientist/2010/nov/04/2

Napoleon on torture: "The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile. The poor wretches say anything that comes into their mind and what they think the interrogator wishes to know."

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/12/the-humane-interrogation-technique-that-works-much-better-than-torture/383698/



Baba N.
Thursday September 17, 2015, 6:55 AM


Interrogations “were brutal and far worse” than the CIA let on

During the war in Iraq that began in March 2003, personnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.[1] These violations included physical and sexual abuse, torture, rape, sodomy, and murder.[2][3][4][5] The abuses came to light with reports published in late 2003 by Amnesty International and the Associated Press. The incidents received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad, although the soldiers received support from some conservative media within the United States.[6][7]..... its wrong !!!

Roro l.
Wednesday September 16, 2015, 4:09 AM


thank you



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