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Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Much debate about torture lately with apparently some defining the term so broadly as to be nearly completely defined by the sensitivities of the terrorist. Pretty soon, we wont be able to even retain them without a battlefield reading of the Miranda rights or question them until they've talked with their public defender. Never mind, what this would have done to any other war effort this country has been in or that we are actually fighting a war.

One problem with this debate is that it's so public. Much like setting a date for leaving Iraq, it lets a suspect know he only has to endure "xyz". The unknown, not being sure how far the interrogation may go, can be an effective tool. Unfortunately we are close to throwing that one out as well, if we haven't already.

Maybe there should be levels of techniques used, dependent on how much certainty there is over what the suspect knows and the level of damage that may be averted if the interrogation is successful. As certainty and potential damage go up, so should the methods allowed?

Unfortunately, I doubt such a compromise would ever be accepted, or even considered, by the Sheehanbots, MSM or politicians playing their self-serving political games as they eye the next election.
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