GOP contenders argue on Afghanistan, Iran, torture

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2011 8:23 a.m.

    About torture...

    '"We do not torture,"' - Former President George W. Bush - 11/07/05 - BBC News

    'George Bush admits US waterboarded 9/11 mastermind' - Paul Owen - By UK Guardian - 06/03/10
    'Former US president says Khalid Sheik Mohammed was waterboarded by US and he would do it again...'

    *'US general warns against torture' - BBC News - 05/11/07

    '...Gen David Petraeus said the argument that torture could elicit information quickly was "wrong".

    *'John McCain: Torture Did Not Lead To Osama Bin Laden' - Huffington Post - 05/12/11

    This is the 'moral' example, of the Republican party.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2011 8:20 a.m.

    On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al-Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taleban regime in Afghanistan.'
    - GEORGE W. BUSH 10/07/2001

    And yet...

    (Former) *'GOP Chairman: Afghan 'War of Obama's Choosing' - AP - Published by ABC News - 07/02/10

    'Republican chairman Michael Steele drew criticism from within his own party Friday, including calls to resign, after saying the 9-year-old commitment of U.S. troops to Afghanistan was a mistaken "war of Obama's choosing."

    The Republican party. Able to send our troops INTO Afghanistan...

    but 'not sure' what to do about it, after.


    *'Body of fallen Grantsville soldier arrives home to neighbors, thousands of flags' - By Alex Cabrero - Deseret News - 10/19/10

    'TOOELE Less than a month after leaving Utah, Army Pfc. Jordan Byrd came back home Tuesday, though it's not the way his family would have ever wanted. (sic)
    Byrd was shot and killed in Afghanistan last week.'

  • AmPatriot Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 13, 2011 5:26 a.m.

    Apparently none of the politicians are aware of the Geneva Convention Treaty signed by most of the existing countries during the WWII that establishes the treatment of prisoners and war criminals. This treated is all they need read to to be fair and honest in dealing with POW's and war lords. None of which considers water-boarding or any torturer a right of any nation and even criminalizes it. Who are we as a nation to torture prisoners, its even banned in our prison systems regardless of the crime they commit.

    Secret POW camps are also and international no-no and considered war crime. We have become what we hate in others.