Trump advocates changing laws to allow torture of terrorists

Trump advocates changing laws to allow torture of terrorists

Trump was adamant on the matter Thursday night during the 11th GOP debate, when moderator Bret Baier pressed on what he would do if US service members refused to comply with his orders. "Hey: Who here thinks that ISIS - who chops off heads, who drowns people in a cage - who here thinks that ISIS stays within the laws".

What should worry us more - that Trump was ignorant of global law to begin with or that he has now changed positions 180 degrees without explanation and without batting an eyelash? "I want to open up those laws". "It's pretty tough to beat enemies that don't have any restrictions".

"I happen to think that we should use something that's stronger than we have right now". Right now, basically, waterboarding is essentially not allowed, as I understand it.... He said, "I'm a leader". If the Bush administration eventually abandoned its most controversial detention and interrogation practices, it wasn't because the military rebelled - it had more to do with the fatigue engendered by years of bad publicity, ceaseless external legal challenges and pressure from unhappy US allies.

"They're doing that anyway". He said America's soldiers are already being killed when they're captured.

As the Ranking Member of the Intelligence Committee, I have had the opportunity to meet with our troops and our intelligence community professionals, and they are the best in the world. But you know what we're going to do? I think that's why we're not beating ISIS. We have to play the game the way they're playing the game.

The Conservative Political Action Conference, which also announced the news on Twitter, said it was "very disappointed" in Trump's decision, which "sends a clear message to conservatives".

"We have laws and rules and regulations and all of these things", he said. Trump asked the crowd, CNN reported.

Dickerson asked if that would require throwing all the rules out.

Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? . "You're not going to win if we are soft, and they are - they have no rules". "We're going to have those laws broadened".

"We have moved out of markets before, but not very often", Finchem said.

In addition to arguing in favour of reinstating waterboarding, a technique that mimics the sensation of drowning, and "much more than that", Trump has advocated the killing of suspected terrorists' wives and children.

"He's all talk", he said.

Throughout the event, Trump was interrupted by protesters, something that appeared to irritate him the longer it went on. (Under those rules, prisoners can't be detained secretly and with no review process, and they most definitely can't be waterboarded.) So the White House found some unusually compliant Justice Department lawyers, and by January 2002 the department's office of legal counsel was instructing the Defense Department that Geneva Conventions protections did not apply to Taliban or al-Qaida fighters. Some people, like Staton, said they were not only surprised he is doing well - but that he chose to run in the first place. And he - now we're talking about waterboarding. I said it's fine.

He reiterated his position that he would target the families of terrorists and use tactics such as waterboarding, saying "if we want to go stronger, I'd go stronger too". "Because, frankly that's the way I feel". "If I say do it, they're gonna do it", Trump said.

"He finally took a position on... guest workers coming from overseas, and then as soon as the debate was over he changed back", Rubio said in Topeka, Kan.

Trump's new statement show he's softened his stance, saying he would not order the USA military to torture terrorism suspects in violation of worldwide laws and treaties.

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