The Republican Presidential Field: Pro-Torture


“I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” said Trump, speaking of the “enhanced interrogation technique” that simulates drowning.

President Obama banned waterboarding, which had been used by the CIA under the Bush administration.

In the same exchange, Cruz also said he would be open to waterboarding in emergency situations, such as to stop an imminent terrorist attack. Rubio also approved of it, saying that “anti-terrorism” situations should be handled differently than “law enforcement,” and could follow different rules.

Torture is evil. Anyone wishing to revive it as official US counter-terrorist policy doesn’t deserve any respect.


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