Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Knowledge (and morality) can skip a generation or two, I hear

The children of 1938 were taught in a silly, throw-away gag-strip comic book that water torture was a barbaric, bad thing. What happened in the years between then and now that such torture became a valid practice?

5 comments:

  1. Well, technically this is just water poisoning...

    Torture got really creative back in the day. I guess we can be thankful they haven't brought back the rack.

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  2. Sleestak,

    But what about James Garfield? His picture is all blurry.

    Tex LeBeauf

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  3. "What happened in the years between then and now that such torture became a valid practice?"

    Dick Cheney.

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  4. Al Queda happened.

    The children of 1938 were not subject to having the buildings they were located in demolished by Islamic fundamentalists driving aircraft into them.

    That's what happened in the years between then and now.

    You obviously hadn't noticed that subtle change.

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  5. I guess knowledge did skip a generation. WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm was in between also. The military I was in wouldn't put up with that. Torture was kept to THE SHADOWS and it was an understood part of the biz.

    It wasn't made freaking US Military policy that a freaking AIRMEN could employ.

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