Comments on: Would Romney bring back torture? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BillORights http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-65582 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 09:37:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-65582 Thanks, Reuters, for showing your true colors. Your editor must have been asleep at the wheel to allow this garbage posing as journalism be published under your banner. You have lost whatever credibility you may have had with this undisguised Obama-worshipping piece of…propaganda. You should follow this up with photoshopped pictures of Romney eating babies.

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By: NickVA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-64182 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:38:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-64182 What kind of yellow journalism is this nonesense. There is no provenance for this memo. Only the claim of the author that it comes from a Romney advisor. How does the author come to this conclusion? Because Dick Cheney allegedly espoused similar positions in the memo and Liz Cheney is a Romney advisor. Therefore a Romney advisor penned the memo. What a complete and utter joke journalism in America has become. The fact that any self-respecting editor approved the printing of this garbage is appauling. Any high school journalism teacher would give a failing grade for this trash.

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By: NilsPils http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-64151 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:33:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-64151 This article is a shameless attempt to make news rather than report it.

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By: CVMpls http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-63831 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:07:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-63831 Thank you for this column. Torture rehabilitation centers, like the Center for Victims of Torture, are very familiar with the forms of abuse you describe. Sadly, they are quite common and often used by repressive regimes worldwide because they do not leave marks, making it more difficult to document abuse. It’s important to note that these abuses (sexual humiliation, sleep deprivation, stress positions, mock execution) are commonly used in combination to increase the terror and harm. From a clinical, scientific and medical perspective, these abuses have harmful health consequences and rise to the level of torture and cruel treatment.

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-63714 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:43:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-63714 Some of the commentators appear not to have read the whole article! The concluding statements appear to answer the question asked in the title…

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By: northwords http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-63560 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:02:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-63560 A speculative article, sure, but unfortunately plausible. In The War On Terror (TWOT) the repubs have a hard time differentiating themselves from what Obama is doing. The willingness to promote and defend torture is one of the few differences between the two parties’ policies on TWOT. That, along with evidence cited here that some of Romney’s advisers would like him to receive moral guidance from Dick Cheney, mean that the return of torture to official policy might not be far away.

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By: Calfri http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-63541 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:36:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-63541 @zocdoc

Yes, you would, but you have to respect the principle of no torture, because without it you as a leader would end up torturing people for lots of reasons. There’s a slippery slope there, in other words. In the real world we can see how torture has been used recently for lots of reasons.

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By: tomwinans http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-63536 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:12:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-63536 How silly is this speculative article?

No one can say one way or the other except Mitt Romney. Mr. Obama, likewise, answers for himself. Do you believe Mr. Obama does not endorse torture in special circumstances?

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By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-63527 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:33:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-63527 If the suspect knew where the nuclear bomb was hidden and what time it would go off – would you as the leader authorize torture to try to find out? And what would the people say of the leader who did not torture out of priciple and a nuclear holocaust resulted?

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By: Caspary http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/would-romney-bring-back-torture/#comment-63525 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:25:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14633#comment-63525 Bush is a Christian, Blair is a Christian (and a fervent one if we are to believe him). But the problems the world faces are from religious zealots like Romney. They are using religion to further their own selfish needs. Look at Tony Blair- who knew he would turn out that way? He’s damaged the world and what a shame… Romney would be worse.

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