Originally posted by gabytu:
You are right. This is a very ON topic, and should be foremost in everyone's mind as we continue the slaughter of our own and other's lives.
Well, I watched both the Democratic and Republican debates, and I was disappointed how little time was spent on the Iraq War. This is also reflected in the polls wherein the economy is consistently #1.
Been reading about the waterboard torture. My God, what have we as a nation become?
Two words: Dick Cheney.
"Now, you can get into a debate about what shocks the conscience and what is cruel and inhuman. And to some extent, I suppose, that's[torture] in the eye of the beholder."
In the early nineties, I got to visit Cambodia, and got to visit the Genocide Museum, formerly the Tuol Sleng prison center used by the Khmer Rouge. On the walls, were photos of people taken before, during, and after they were tortured by the Khmer Rouge. There were also artist renderings of what took place there. I got to see one of a woman naked tied down on a wooden board, with her legs spread apart, and two Khmer Rouge about to insert into her vagina a scorpion and a huge centipede.
I also remember seeing this very painting of water-boarding that was also practiced there: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d5/Waterboard3-small.jpg