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Indefinite detention and torture has become a sign of power post 911 The United States has utilized these forms of punishment more as an act of revenge towards terrorists and aliens that are considered having ties to terrorism or whom we believe had something to do with those who caused 911 The question is whether the United State is using these forms of treatment for our safety and protection or as an excuse for punishmentMany issues have been the topic of many debates when it comes to indefinite detention and torture The act of engaging in torture and indefinite detention is something that cannot be denied no matter how much the Government wants to justify any acts they take in order to maintain our national security Shane A1 Accusing the US of torture before 911 is questionable but there is no doubt they have taken action post 911 The decisions to engage in torture or Enhanced interrogation techniques as Ex President George W Bush likes to call it were made by his administration Citizens are doing their research and finding out what exactly the United States is doing The problem with an active engagement in torture by the government is that it will not necessarily work that does not mean they will get answers or information Not only did Air Force Colonel Steven Kleinman talk specifically about this but also it should be obvious especially when it comes to people from other cultures and their loyalty to their customs religion and beliefs Mistaken identity has been an issue many detainees are innocent or truly have no ties to Al Qaeda or knowledge about the terrorist attacks Confusion in similar identity can cause the huge mistake of punishing someone innocent something the United States does not believe in which is the reason some states have done away with the death penalty This happened in the case of Khaled al-Masri Interpretation of the Constitution has been a
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