Churchill’s England and Hitler’s Germany Did Not Use TortureApril 24, 2009 at 8:20 am | Posted in American politics | 15 Comments
In both cases, the two men in charge of interrogating enemy spies and soldiers never once laid their hands on their detainees. Surely in the most dire war to face both nations, both Germany and England, you’d think, based on the rationale used by most Mormons today and conservative Americans, that Germany and England both should have relied on torture to gain the edge they needed to win. But no, neither the Germans nor the British resorted to torture in their conflict. That is World War II.
Speaking of World War II, the Japanese DID use waterboarding against US soldiers. Guess what? We tried and convicted those who did waterboard. Waterboarding is torture. And it is illegal under US law.
It looks like the British did indeed torture, and it seems it was out of vengeance rather than gaining information from detainees. There’s some pretty sadistic crap there.