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I have a slightly twisted viewpoint with regards to the subject of torture.

I don’t think that torturing people to get information from them is right at all, however, I’d be all for torturing people who’d committed heinous crimes.

I have no problem with paedophiles being subjected to waterboarding just for the hell of it. In fact, I’d be happy as a pig in shit if all paedophiles, and murdering bastards were strung up by their finger nails and their skin systematically removed from their bodies. Seriously, that thought makes me feel all nice and warm inside.

But I have to say, in the case of the Guantanomo prisoners, I actually can’t condone it, mostly because there doesn’t seem to be any comprehensive evidence that information-by-torture works.

My other objection to torture methods, is that it’s bound to become a tit-for-tat game, where any American/European person captured by extremists would be subjected to even more heinous treatment on the grounds that they’re just doing the same as we would.

Here’s an interesting article on the subject, via Angry Black Bitch.

What say you? Do you support torture tactics, if so, what are your justifications?