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Reagan's Definition, Moral and Legal Stance on Torture: It's Illegal and Un-American

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In August, 1988, President Reagan championed US ratification of an international ban on torture, defined as "any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted". Reagan left no doubt he felt torture was not an American value: he added a signing statement and prosecuted waterboarding domestically. But would the Gipper have abandoned his moral principles after 9/11?

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of the facts.Jane Wyman divorced Ronnie on grounds... by Stanimal on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:48:20 AM acknowledge that he ordered the State Dept. ... by Gustav Wynn on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 7:28:58 AM
The truth hurts Gustav.As for his signing some doc... by Stanimal on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:14:25 AM
No one said you weren't telling the truth, it&... by Gustav Wynn on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:09:49 PM
Reagan's words did not match his deeds.Your the on... by Stanimal on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 6:14:58 PM
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