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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:50 PM
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Georgia Congressman supports torture
Ga. Republican says he supports "methods necessary" for detainees
BEN EVANS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Georgia congressman Lynn Westmoreland backed away from comments he made suggesting that he supports torturing terrorism suspects, but said intelligence agencies should be given latitude to use "the methods necessary" to get information from detainees.

On Tuesday, the Grantville Republican told a Douglas County Chamber of Commerce luncheon that he "voted for torture" and that "we need to get information out of these people the best way we can," the Douglas County Sentinel reported.
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Pressed on whether that means he supports torture, he said, "What's torture? Torture is many things to many people ... people have different breaking points."

Asked whether he would support using electric shocks, he said, "Electric shocks are given to people during initiations to different clubs ... Is that torture? I don't know."

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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:51 PM
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1. I'm not suprised that some white sob from Georgia would support...
torture. Georgia is a cesspool!
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 08:47 AM
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8. Hey, we are not all SOBs here in Georgia.
And it is definitely not a cesspool. Why don't you come visit the state sometime?
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 08:48 AM
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10. I'll be there in November to see The Who in Atlanta!
However, I just live in Tennessee and KNOW that Georgia isn't a cesspool.

:hug:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:52 PM
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2. This is the genius who was fulminating about posting the
ten commandments in all public places and then couldn't name a single one of them correctly by number when asked what they were.

He's not only an asshole, he's a stupid and corrupt asshole.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 05:56 PM
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3. Frankly, "Would Jesus Torture"
along with a really graphic Mel Gibson version of the crucifixion would do well outside his office, plastered pretty much everywhere he goes.

If asked, I'm sure Pontius Pilate would have called Jesus a terrorist.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 08:15 AM
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6. He probably thinks one of them commands torture.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:02 PM
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4. Wasn't he the guy with no teeth, "Squeal like a pig"?
The Congressman from GA probably enjoys torturing barnyard animals, as well.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:06 PM
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5. What an ignorant sob. n/t
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 08:42 AM
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7. Westmoreland (Fundy-GA 8th) made a fool of himself on Colbert Report.
He choked on the Ten Commandments .. couldn't name them all. Bible-thumping fundy hypocrite!

Westmoreland is also another Jawja Chicken-hawk. Just what we need, eh? Another fundy, chicken-hawk, dick-head, douche-bag, waxing philosophmoric on torture: "Electric shocks are given to people during initiations to different clubs ... Is that torture? I don't know."

Uh, Lynn baby. Being a victim of the Bu$h rendition program and gulag system ain't exactly like pledging Kappa Alpha at the University of Georgia. Your fucking ignorance is breathtaking.



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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 08:48 AM
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9. Why don't we give him an electric shock so he'll know
if its torture or not?
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EarthNeedsHope Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-22-06 08:53 AM
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11. I think he might be my congressman
After redistricting, it might be him. It's either him or I'm really close to him. It's sickening.
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