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Is it ever acceptable to torture people for a greater cause?

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    (Original post by The_Bear)
    Haha, torture used for confessions? Wow, you lived in the Middle Ages or something? Why would you want a confession? You want to convict them? Torture is not admissable in court. Torture is used to extract information from military targets, people who have been captured in combat, things like that.

    Sodium Thiapentol? OK, maybe not the middle ages, maybe the 1920s. I'm not talking about truth serums, I am talking about top secret ****, the torture gets the truth out the drugs **** up their brains so they dont even know what decade they are in.
    I'm gonna go ahead and guess you won't be citing any sources on that "top secret ****", pretty much making your post null and void.
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    (Original post by The_Bear)
    Haha, torture used for confessions? Wow, you lived in the Middle Ages or something? Why would you want a confession? You want to convict them? Torture is not admissable in court. Torture is used to extract information from military targets, people who have been captured in combat, things like that.

    Sodium Thiapentol? OK, maybe not the middle ages, maybe the 1920s. I'm not talking about truth serums, I am talking about top secret ****, the torture gets the truth out the drugs **** up their brains so they dont even know what decade they are in.
    No, you want to be able to say "we've captured a bunch of dangerous terrorists, they have admitted to planning several terrorist attacks, give us more funding so that we can catch the rest". It's worked well enough for them up untill now.
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