Japanese soldiers were executed for waterboarding American soldiers after World War 2. Better «rule out» a president like Donald Trump in Atle’s opinion.
Some quotes from the article above: «Dickerson pointed out to Pence that Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), whom Trump plans to nominate as director of the CIA, supports Trump's position that perhaps waterboarding should be reinstated.»«Dickerson then played a clip of McCain's remarks at the Halifax summit from Saturday.
“I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not torture,” McCain said, emphasizing certain words with a point of his finger, to applause. “My God, what does it say about America if we're going to inflict torture on people?”
Pence seemed unfazed after he watched the video.»
«Trump said during the campaign that he would reinstate the use of waterboarding against terrorism suspects — a practice that Congress made illegal after its use during the George W. Bush administration.
Torture is banned under U.S. law and the Geneva Conventions. On Jan. 22, 2009, newly elected President Obama signed three executive orders that reversed Bush administration policies on the detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists. One of the orders, signed two days after Obama took office, banned the use of waterboarding and other methods he called torture.»
«At a rally last November in Columbus, Ohio, Trump promised to reinstate waterboarding and perhaps other methods of torture beyond it.
“Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would — in a heartbeat,” Trump said as the crowd cheered. “And I would approve more than that. Don't kid yourself, folks. It works, okay? It works. Only a stupid person would say it doesn't work.”
Trump repeated “It works” multiple times.
“Believe me, it works,” he told the Columbus crowd. “And you know what? If it doesn't work, they deserve it anyway, for what they're doing. It works.”»