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Should CIA torturers have personal privacy concerning their job performance?

Asked by walterallenhaxton (888points) June 27th, 2009

CIA chief Leon Panetta is trying to persuade a federal judge to suppress detailed information from almost a hundred videotapes of CIA “extreme interrogation” sessions. Panetta is fretting that disclosing the official documents would “constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy” of CIA torturers.

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Linda_Owl's avatar

No, they should not. If they actually felt that using torture was in the best interests of our country, why would they want to hide it? The fact that they want to keep it secret is a clear indication that they knew what they were doing was WRONG.

tinyfaery's avatar

Oh, so now privacy is important. I’m so sick of all this bullshit. I think shame is their real concern. I don’t think any of those involved want their parents, spouses, children, and friends knowing what it is that was actually done at those prisons. I’d fight like he’ll not to have them released. Oh wait, I’d never torture people.

Grisaille's avatar

I thought it was “Enhanced Interrogation”. Hmm…

And yes.

Put bluntly, I have a right to know what actions are being done in America’s name. In MY name. As a rightful citizen of this country, I deserve to know what my Government is doing. I’m EXTREMELY pissed at Obama for not releasing the photographs – it was the first “wrong” thing he’s done so far.

Listen, we stand for Liberty, for Freedom and hold our Justice system above all. If we have broken international law for the sake of sucking out false information from prisoners – disregarding our status in the world and all of those magnificent claims we make about us being the greatest country on Earth – you’re damn right I want those responsible put in jail. Fuck you and your “personal privacy” – DON’T TORTURE = PROBLEM SOLVED.

It was illegal in the first place. We know that.

That’s akin to a murderer (through judicial channels) making it illegal for the prosecution team to bring in the security camera tapes as evidence. Does that make sense to you?

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