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    with patients who were innocent but suffered due to torture (not by U.S., but foreign interrorators/torturers), I can't agree it's all about efficacy and recruitment.

    But I do hear you, and the issue of producing or radicalizing new "terrorists" was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard about Abu Ghraib. I thought, shit, another entire generation, and many will now die for this. If this country had any morals, it would try Rumsfeld and the others responsible, publicly, and put them in prison for life. (I am against the death penalty.) That might have an effect on the "street" in the Middle East, the only way to counter the ongoing effects of massive U.S. prisoner abuse and torture under Bush.

    War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade Invictus

    by Valtin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 04:09:18 PM PST

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    •  We can be expert witnesses together. Or better, (1+ / 0-)
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      serve on the jury.  I'd gladly disavow all knowledge of either joesig or Valtin.  

      To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

      by joesig on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 04:52:42 PM PST

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