Tuesday, December 11, 2007

“When did the liberal media decide…that waterboarding was torture?”

Joe Scarborough defending torture.

Does he listen to himself? So we won WWII by torturing Nazis? No. We won by luck and strength and the galvanizing sense we were on the moral high ground. We did not torture. We did not brutalize our prisoners of war. We did not need to.

So when did torture become an indication of strength rather than of cowardice? When did torture become the tool of the righteous? When did men think that torture is the way to behave on the battlefield? Is the saying now "Who would Jesus torture?"

So. A question for those who think that torture makes us fearsome and strong rather than craven and weak. What are you going to do when they show one of our captured soldiers being waterboarded? We no longer have the protection of the Geneva Conventions. We've made sure of that. So....

Is he being tortured?

And that's okay with you?

8 comments:

Michael said...

Wasn't Jesus tortured?

ellroon said...

That's right! And so he's coming back, pissed as hell, and going to have revenge by doing the same to the evildoers!

Or at least that's what I'm getting from the fundies....

Michael said...

Send them over.

Michael said...

All prepared with Christmas music.

ellroon said...

The 'Amen' break? The things I learn!

Michael said...

Well every post has been audiovisual in the spirit of the season since at least the beginning of December, I think. If you've got some fundy types that are bugging you it could provide them hours of entertainment.

Michael said...

It's not like I haven't engaged them.

ellroon said...

Good. I'll send any I collect over to you.