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Ron Paul on Torture at the CBS News/NJ Commander in Chief Debate

November 12, 2011

Yes. Torture is illegal. And by our laws. It's illegal by international laws. [...] There's no evidence that you really get reliable evidence. Why would you accept the position of torturing 100 people because you know one person might have information? And that's what you do when you accept the principal of torture. I think it's uncivilized and has no practical advantages and is really un-American to accept on principal [sic] that we will torture people that we capture.

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