Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Torture Candidates

Is this actually something that gets Republicans elected? "Let's torture more"?

Debating the treatment of foreign detainees at Tuesday night's debate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he thought the US should "double" the number of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

In the same exchange, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani noted again his service in New York following the Sept. 11 attacks and said he would support interrogators using a wide range of means to elicit confessions from suspected terrorists. Moderator Chris Wallace asked if Giuliani would support the use of waterboarding -- a controversial interrogation tactic some say is torture because it makes detainees believe they are drowning.

"Whatever they can think of," Giuliani said.

UPDATE (5/17, 7:30pm):

More do you like it? How do you like it?


Ian said...

Whatever they can think of?

helmut said...

I'm thinking peccary attacks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Helmut,
Here's one for you to blog. Please do! Torture op-ed in today's Washington Post. Not a new argument, but note the authors. And the hellacious mess we're in now.

Anonymous said...