America's Use of Torture in the War on Terror

Thanks everybody for the great turnout, we had a lot of people and some thought-provoking discussion! I've posted a little embedded version of the powerpoint presentation I put together for it, so you can click through it right here:

Here on the blog is a great place to share that last thought you didn't have time to say at the meeting, a rebuttal to my horrible arguments, a dissertation on the moral/philosophical issues involved, or a link to a good resource. Just click on the link below to leave a comment and join in the discussion. Please respond to one or more of the following:
Do you feel that the interrogation techniques we're employing in the war on terror are torture? Which ones?
Do you think we are justified in our actions towards the prisoners we've captured?
What would you like to see BYU Amnesty do this semester to help promote dialogue, awareness, and understanding of this human rights issue?


austin said...

I say they're all torture and completely antithetical to everything America stands for.

I definitely would vote for a forum on campus on the topic of American torture with a range of viewpoints. If we could get anyone with experience in interrogation or international law or something that would be amazing. I really feel like this is a subject that should be talked about and debated, no matter which side you are on. Too many people at BYU have no idea what is going on at Guantanamo.

ellie said...

the use of torture in the war on terror makes me question a lot of things about the bush administration. why do they claim that they get valuable information from torturous interrogations and still tap into our private phone conversations and put people like cat stevens (yusuf islam) on terrorist watchlists? acting unconstitutionally obviously isn't getting them anywhere.

i also vote yes to a campus forum.

austin said...

And if anyone's still reading this, I enjoyed this doonesbury on the topic.