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Essay 3, Final Draft - THIS ESSAY WAS ANOTHER A ESSAY...

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THIS ESSAY WAS ANOTHER A ESSAY… PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS VERBATUM, IT IS MERELY TO HELP YOU.. THANK YOU English 1A Dr. Finnegan Hide and Seek After the September 11 attacks, the United States Congress passed the “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorism,” allowing the United States to use all necessary and appropriate force against those who helped in aiding the terrorists attacks against the United States. According to the CIA, since this war began, over five thousand terrorists have been captured or killed (Ross). Controversy arises when the potential captured terrorists are believed to have vital information that could help end the war on terror. Some believe that certain interrogation methods would be the best for extracting information from the suspects, while others believe that these interrogation methods are merely forms of torture. There is an intense dispute on what should be considered interrogation and what should be considered torture. Another form of extracting information from suspects is wiretapping. While some believe that this is a violation of the fourth amendment, others believe that it is necessary to protect the nation from terrorists. The use of certain forms of interrogation can be effective towards fighting terrorism in specific situations, however wiretapping is the most effective way to acquire information and protect the innocent. The concerns about America’s interrogation methods regarding the terrorist prisoners mainly began when disturbing photographs from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
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surfaced early 2004. Since then, there has rising controversy and deliberation on American interrogation methods concerning the prisoners like the ones in the photographs. In the United States, torture is defined as “…an act [that] must be specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering and that mental pain or suffering refers to prolonged mental harm…” (Levinson). According to the United States Constitution, torture is prohibited because it is in violation of human rights. On the other hand, certain ways of obtaining crucial information from these captives is generally tolerated under certain conditions; such as a ticking time bomb scenario. Many fans of a popular television drama; 24 witnessed a similar event when timers on dozens of nerve gas bombs were set to detonate within a few hours; killing millions of Americas. The main character threatened to torture the criminal and he stopped the detonation, saving millions of innocent lives (wikipedia.org). Similarly, many Americans correlate their hatred towards terrorists with their remembrance of September 11.
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