We need to talk about Donald

President-elect Donald Trump said the following at one of his rallies in February 2016:

Torture works. OK, folks? You know, I have these guys—”Torture doesn’t work!”—believe me, it works. And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question: What do you think of waterboarding? Absolutely fine. But we should go much stronger than waterboarding. (Factcheck.org)

In a phone interview with Fox and Friends in December 2015, President-elect Donald Trump said:

“When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families,” he continued. “They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself.” (Fox news link)

If you support President-elect Donald Trump, please describe in detail the means of torture that you think the USA should use. Does it involve family members being forced to watch each other being hurt? Does it involve forced marching through public? What about the removal of organs, such as cutting out of tongues or cutting off of hands? How about rape? There are lots of things “stronger than waterboarding”, and I want you to use your imagination to describe what would you like to see. Or maybe you don’t want to see any of it, but will feel comfort knowing that some people are being tortured in particular ways?

President-elect Donald Trump’s Vice President Pence recently said about Trump and torture:

“We’re going to have a president again who will never say what we’ll never do.” (interview link)

So I leave it to you as a USA citizen to say what Trump is not able to: Where do you draw the line between the permissible and impermissible, and why?


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