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Waterboarding: Justifiable or unacceptable?
Waterboarding has been a "hot button" topic in the U.S. this past decade. For those who don't know, Wikipedia defines waterboarding as: "a form of torture in which water is poured over the face of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning." The U.S. government actually trains their many of their own soldiers to withstand waterboarding. Why would the U.S. waterboard their own soldiers if it is inhumane, unjustifiable torture?
Do "the ends justify the means"? Is waterboarding morally justifiable if the overall outcome is positive? Or is waterboarding always unacceptable no matter the results?