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April 30, 2008


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Did all this multiple perspective interdisciplinarity include anyone with any military or law enforcement experience? It seems to me until you've had some men under your command killed and dealt with a terrorist scumbag face-to-face trying to figure out where his comrades are, you are missing out on some essential information (or at least one essential perspective) in making sense of torture and military policy.

Incidentally, I am not for torture. I put my opposition to it on the same level as my opposition to the Rural Electrification Program or some other minor nuisace that has a de minimis impact on my life.

Eric Rasmusen

"the rejection of torture and capital punishment by the ANC"?

Good grief.

Necklacing ... refers to the practice of summary execution carried out by forcing a rubber tire, filled with gasoline, around a victim's chest and arms, and setting it on fire.....

The practice became a common method of lethal lynching during disturbances in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. ...The practice was frequently carried out in the name of the African National Congress (ANC), and was even interpreted to have been implicitly endorsed by Winnie Mandela[1], then-wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and a senior member of the ANC, although the ANC officially condemned the practice.[2]


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