Can we look at the situation this way,and it does refer to my simple scenario. If your immediate family was under threat, and you have those responsible, what would you do to prevent the next killing?
I ask this to illustrate the dilemma that faces people who are responsible for the security of their country.
Really what would you do?
There is no use saying I wouldn't have let things get this far or any such arguments, fact is we have let it get this far and some one has to do something.
I believe that if the group that the prisoners belong to indicated that no more attacks would happen, all threats lifted,a different emphasis would be put on the intel gathered from the prisoners. That is no lives would be at risk. But as it is we have Bin Laden and his threats, and those threatened are your family friends and fellow country men and women.
The remit of the terrorist is to attack the vulnerable, murder those who can least defend themselves. At present the people who are carrying out interrogations at G.Bay are not doing any of the above and in my opinion the tarring them with the terrorist brush is disengenuous. The terrorist is the instigator of evil deeds who cry foul when exposed to some of their own medicine.
As I said the horse has bolted and we have to deal with the issues at hand, if it is your mother,father,child or friend that is to be the next victim, what do you do?