18 May 2007

Values issues

Ladies and gentlemen, the current three frontrunner GOP candidates, from the recent candidates' debate:


I would tell the people who had to do the interrogation to use every method they could think of. It shouldn't be torture, but every method they can think of ...
Torture people, but just don't call it torture.


I want them on Guantanamo, where they don't get the access to lawyers they get when they're on our soil .... My view is, we ought to double Guantanamo .... and enhanced interrogation techniques have to be used—not torture but enhanced interrogation techniques, yes.
We need to lock up more people without due process, and torture them. But don't call it torture.


When I was in Vietnam, one of the things that sustained us, as we went—underwent torture ourselves, is the knowledge that if we had our positions reversed and we were the captors, we would not impose that kind of treatment on them.
Having been tortured, I've noticed that it's generally a bad idea.

Giuliani and Romney were vigorously applauded by the audience.

1 comment:

Al said...

I like the Jack Bauer reference myself.