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Would Jesus approve torture?

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Does anyone else find it incredulous that three of the most openly vocal God-fearing Republican candidates support torture? Michelle Bachmann says torture “is very effective.” Rick Perry: “This is war. That’s what happens in war.” Herman Cain: “I don’t see that as torture. I see it as an enhanced interrogation technique.” And make no mistake, waterboarding is torture. The U.S. prosecuted members of the Japanese military as war criminals for that very act. Does the Geneva Convention mean anything or do we use it only when it’s in our benefit? Although tortured himself, I think Jesus would be appalled. Kent Campbell, Auburn