Because it was deemed at “torture” and it is still considered torture regardless of what they want you to believe.
The question to really ask: What positive proof can you give me that honest and reliable information was obtained from someone who was treated this way?
When placed underneath the correct amount of pressure or placed in a situation where you feel your life is threatned – it is my honest opinion that you would say whatever your interrogators want to hear in order to stop the interrogation.
Because water boarding is a form of torture… I know where your going with that… Let me guess President Bush and his stance on it… Come on now…. Plus the Nazi’s werent just sentenced in the Nuremberg trials for Waterboarding!!!!
and in Japan:
After World War II, we convicted several Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American and Allied prisoners of war. At the trial of his captors, then-Lt. Chase J. Nielsen, one of the 1942 Army Air Forces officers who flew in the Doolittle Raid and was captured by the Japanese, testified: “I was given several types of torture. . . . I was given what they call the water cure.” He was asked what he felt when the Japanese soldiers poured the water. “Well, I felt more or less like I was drowning,” he replied, “just gasping between life and death.”
I think there’s a lot more to this than the simplfied point you make. If a Nazi was imprisoned for 15 years, there had to be a lot more than just water boarding involved.
That is not the only reason we sent them to jail and their offenses went beyond waterboarding such as experimentation on U.S. Soldiers and people in concentration camp and for crimes that would make most people sick to their stomachs. Let us not forget that Nazis had no problem bashing infants heads against walls and other heinous acts
Because they lost. I still don’t understand what is so bad about waterboarding. The anti-waterboarding crowd seems to think that the American government is weeks away from using it on jaywalkers. Seriously, waterboarding is an occupational hazard for homicidal terrorists. I think they know that when they sign up for their crack at 72 virgins.
For those of you who are not up on history, this guy is full of it.
The Nuremberg trials had nothing to do with American prisoners.
Colonel Hogan was waterboarded?
I don’t think you’re being honest actually.
Show me the transcript that mentions water boarding.
At Nuremberg some of the main prosecutors were Stalin’s – who already had sent millions of innocents to their deaths and to the gulags- hypocrisy of the Soviet’s is now being matched by the hypocrisy of Bush and the Zionist neocons.
Because we could and that was the quickest way to process the little buggers.
You don’t really think that’s all they did, do you?