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[–] CobraStallone 1 points 98 points (+99|-1) ago 

If you don't count extended periods of solitary confinement as torture, for starters.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi [S] 1 points 63 points (+64|-1) ago 

Now why would a country that considers itself a paragon of human rights consider an internationally recognized form of torture as actual torture?

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[–] FireForEffect 2 points 55 points (+57|-2) ago 

Pretty loose question, Saudi Arabia considers itself a paragon of human rights, too.

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[–] Baseborn 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

"Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would. In a heartbeat. I would approve more than that. … and if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway for what they do to us" - Donald Trump

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[–] ScreaminMime 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

or temperature extremes, or offered nothing but horrendous food, or locked in a room with rapists, or...

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[–] heili 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Being rectally force fed.

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[–] heili 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That promise is meaningless from a government that does not consider waterboarding to be torture.

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[–] TheRealVladimirPutin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would prefer solitary confinement as long as I had access to books or something.

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[–] CobraStallone 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So would I in a way, but I've also read about how prolonged solitary confinement causes prisoners significant mental harm. It prompts psychological torture no question.