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Why does the United States use torture?

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Why does the United States use torture?


Poll question:

Why do you think the United States has turned to the systematic use of torture in the "war on terrorism", in violation of the Geneva Convention?

Answer: Because torturing suspects yields:



evidence that can later be verified as to its veracity (as being either true or false).
evidence that can later be used as propaganda, regardless of its veracity.
a deterrent effect by inspiring fear throughout the terrorist community.

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