TRUMP ON TORTURE
Hey, I’ve got an idea.
Why not have one of Donald Trump’s sons undergo what is currently not considered torture, but still practiced at black sites – black prisons – CIA holding companies|facilities around the world?
The real deal. Stress positions, sensory deprivation, loud noises, temperature extremes, sexual humiliation, the whole nine yards. Then have him report back to father on what he thinks torture is and isn’t.
You don’t have to do the water-boarding, just all the other stuff.
I get Trump. He doesn’t want to show his cards to the enemy. He’s not going to reinstate torture. He’s trying to get a rise out of somebody.
Actually, the definition of torture as it currently exists, excludes a lot of stuff I would regard as torture. It’s a narrow definition.
Trump and Clinton both need to read up on what the USA considers torture – in detail. It’s not enough for Clinton to criticize Trump for saying he would bring back torture, when the USA still tortures.
You can’t say that we don’t torture, like Obama repeatedly does, when we do torture.
It’s like Obama saying he closed Guantanamo Bay prison, when he didn’t. It has never been closed, so he didn’t close it, and neither did anybody else. Yet he said he closed it. In his mind, he thinks he closed it, because he signed an executive order to explore lawful options.
That’s not the same as closing anything. Actually Trump uses the same technique that Obama uses – beating around the bush.
Executive Order 13493 of January 22, 2009
(e) Mission. The mission of the Special Task Force shall be to conduct a comprehensive review of the lawful options available to the Federal Government with respect to the apprehension, detention, trial, transfer, release, or other disposition of individuals captured or apprehended in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations, and to identify such options as are consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.
To see the original order: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-01-27/pdf/E9-1895.pdf