What position would Cap take on torture?

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  1. Fantasyartist Registered

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    I suddenly remembered that prior to the Civil War, Captain America visited Guantanamo Bay naval base( where "enenmy combatants" are being allegedly "tortured"- oops I should have said being "subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques").
    I think Cap would have taken a stand against torture. he has spoken of being tortured by the Nazis( esp the Red Skull) during WWII and knows that you rarely get the truth via torture( as of course evrybody from the Inquisition to Gestapo or Stalin's NKVD has found out).
    Also America has criticized the use of torture( or "deep interrogation" as we Brits coyly termed it at the time) of IRA suspects during the NI Troubles and of Algerian militants by the French during the FLN campaign) although we both used much the same rationale the current Administation did for Al Qaeda?
     
  2. November Rain Single Mother

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    he's a boy scout, he's obviously against it.
     
  3. LexCorp Lex Luthor

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  4. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    I think his position would be prone, face up and staring at the top of his casket.
     
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    That's cold, man. :(
     
  6. fifthfiend M4J3ST1C L3G1SL4C3R4TOR

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    Putting him in the same postion as American Democracy.:csad:
     
  7. shapeshifter Registered

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    i'm guessing he would be against it. Cap would have seen the results of it during ww2, and I'm guessing he would want nothing to do with it.
    He usually took the high road.
     
  8. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    I don't think he would be against it totally.
     
  9. PhotoJones Registered

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    I think he would against it, personally. Cap's never hated other soldiers. He's always seen them as just like him, but fighting for the wrong side. Plus, his game isn't in interrogation anyway.
     
  10. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    But what if it's a stuation where it's not a soldier. It's some *****e like Crossbones who knows where the nuke he planted is located and Jack bauer took the day off?
     
  11. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    I'm sure he would understand the need for it in certain situations but would never understand the extremes it is taken too.
     
  12. PhotoJones Registered

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    Cap's all about human rights, though. Torture, or whatever you want to call it, would contradict that.
     
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    we could debate how "the ends would justify the means" all day, but i think we all know cap was better than that.
     
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    Cap would "find a way." :)
     
  15. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Still, I don't think Cap would be above punching some scum in the jaw for info or anything. That's how they used to do it in the old school.

    :word:
     
  16. PhotoJones Registered

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    They, being "people who aren't Cap." Or maybe you've been reading The Ultimates.
     
  17. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    I've been reading Brubaker's Captain America. Didn't something pretty exactly like what I just suggested happen in there? Don't tell me the devil magic got to me already.

    Yes we will RUN THAT TO THE GROUND.
     
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    Mephpisto saved Bucky's soul in exchange for Cap not remembering having tortured anyone.
     
  19. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    Punching someone in the jaw isn't really torture.

    Well, maybe not by 2006 standards, anyway.
     
  20. PhotoJones Registered

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    Get with the times, old man. :o
     
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    The "ticking time bomb" scenario so beloved of Jack Bauer in "24" is BOGUS!
    Soldiers and intelligence officers who've served in NI during the Troubles can recall no such scenario and anyway aver that "counter terror doesn't WORK"!

    Terry
     
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    i never thought of cap as the interrogation guy anyway. I always saw him as more of a field guy. Leave the Q&A to Fury. He would waterboard anyone just to get directions to an iHOP
     
  23. moraldeficiency Maxwell's Demon

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    Yeah, Fury's [email protected], agreed.

    Cap would never even think of torture. His real power was that he was the American Ideal, not reality. He stood for what America should stand for not necessarily what's legal or acceptable. He would have probably broken the jaw of the guy that brought it up and called it a day.
     
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    thats how I always saw it.
    he's all for
    truth
    justice
    and the american.... wait that was the other guy.
    those two would have gotten along well.
     
  25. moraldeficiency Maxwell's Demon

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    Except Supes did it with powers that are comparable to the silver surfer and cap did it with simple peak human ability.
     

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