Missouri’s main U.S. Senate candidates are at odds over many issues, but the use of torture is not one of those issues. They have differences over such issues as stem cell research, tax cuts, and the Energy Bill – but incumbent Republican Senator Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill both want to see aggressive interrogation used with suspected terrorists – provided the techniques used don’t cross the line and become torture. Talent says physical abuse is out, but anything short of that, including the playing of loud music, is acceptable to save American lives. McCaskill wants to closely monitor what these individuals are doing through the monitoring of phone calls and aggressive interrogation once the suspects are in custody. McCaskill says the U.S. must respect Geneva Convention guidelines.
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