Waterboarding could get answers from bomber
May 14, 2013 at 12:14 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
I just read a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey on the Internet, and the results - if you lend credence to surveys - say 50 percent of Americans approved waterboarding as a method of extracting information from suspects of crimes against humanity both in our country as well as others. Forty-six percent are against this type of treatment, for in their minds this is nothing but out-and-out torture. How about 9-11 and the Boston bomber? How many suffered and are still suffering? I personally vote in favor of waterboarding if it is likely to produce results, given the intelligence and information at the time. President Bush apparently gave approval for this method to be used, resulting in the killing of Osama Bin Laden. These radicals should be held accountable for their heinous crimes, so if information and/or plans for the future can be obtained through this means, so be it. What do you 46 percent want to do, give them all the Baskin-Robbins ice cream they can eat and see where that will get you? These types of people have to be stopped at all costs from claiming more innocent lives.
Just my opinion.
Don Jank, Victoria