The policy on Torture

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Torture even though it is denied by all states and strongly prohibited, it is very common (Miller). Countries ranging from Iraq to the United States use torture on detainees. Torture can demolish a countries reputation by showing others how to treat detainees of foreign countries. The human rights watch expressed that “Some governments justify such abuses as inevitable in the global was on terrorism”(Miller). Such abuses as torture are absolutely prohibited by universally agreed upon standards. Miguel stated “Torture is always wrong” and “It uses terrorism to try to destroy terrorism. The torturer becomes the terrorist. You think you establish order by breaking the law”(Friedman). Most people agree that some degree of torture should be used to combat terrorism (Friedman). Rodgers declared that “the fallacy of torture is the notion that terrorizing others can make us more secure”(Friedman). Also torture can provoke a prisoner into saying things that are not true to stop the abuse. It is also said that whatever the torturer wants to be true is true (Friedman). Al Qaeda’s number one recruiting tool is Americas policy of torture and abuse on prisoners (Friedman). Mathew Alexander said “I listened time and time again to captured foreign fighters cite the torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo as their main reason for coming to Iraq to fight. Consider that 90 percent of the suicide bombers in Iraq are these foreign fighters and you easily conclude that we have lost hundreds, if not thousands, of American lives because of our policy of torture and abuse”(Friedman). Also detainees are less likely to cooperate during an interrogation if they do not trust us (Friedman). Under the third Geneva Convention and the United ... ... middle of paper ... ...zelle). Torture should be illegal. The evil behavior should always be crimilized (Chazelle). Torture even though has a chance of saving is ill-moral for the torture, because they have to live the fact that they intentionally hurt people to get information that is not always true. Also torture can make a prisoner go very weak and even to near death state. Futhermore there was a national pole issued by the University of Marylands’s Programme on International Attitudes (PIPA) where 19 nations and over 19,000 people responded to questions about the acceptance of torture (Miller). Fourteen out of the nineteen polled had majority of the people vote against the use of torture (Miller). Also out 4 nations that majority vote for torture was just slightly above fifty percent. And in all nations poled the saying that torture is accepted is les than one in five (Miller).
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