May 20, 1988, when sending the Convention Against Torture to the U.S. Senate to be ratified, Reagan said:
"The United States participated actively and effectively in the negotiation of the Convention. It marks a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment. Ratification of the Convention by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately still prevalent in the world today.
"No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability, or any other public emergency, maybe invoked as a justification of torture...Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law."
Does this make you feel any differently about torture?
Answer by gdiamante at 11:35 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:45 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by BEXi at 7:49 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
I'm sorry but what exactly is your point?I've never thought torture was a good thing or necessary. But it does happen and many other countries are far worse than the US. Like BEXi said, I have my own mind and I don't make decisions based on what a single person believed in.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 7:52 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 7:52 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 7:55 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Does it make me feel any differently about torture? Because Reagan said differently? UH no, I have a mind of my own, thanks.
I know this, my point is that a very RESPECTED member of the CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN PARTY was adamantly against this and thought is was important to PROSECUTE anyone who engages in such behavior. I'm asking, knowing that, does it make you look at it in a different light?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:03 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
I think we should just kill them after we get info from them.
That is the American way?
MOST were INNOCENT, does that matter?
What seperates you from the terrorists if you behave like a terrorist?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:04 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 8:07 PM on Aug. 25, 2009
Answer by BEXi at 8:08 PM on Aug. 25, 2009