Is anyone else sick and tired about hearing about water boarding? Sounds like a fraternity prank to me. A terrorist on the end of a dog leash? Naked terrorists piled in a pyramid? Blaring music? Sleep deprivation? Is the news media kidding? What type of wussified country have we become?
While we live in a world that seems to think that opinion can take place of fact and feelings can take the place of thought, here is the simple truth. As scumbag terrorists aren’t part of a nation’s military and they don’t wear uniforms, they are not subject to the Geneva Convention. (Don’t believe me? Look up the definition yourself. Part 1, Article 4) Second, the United States Constitution applies to Americans and perhaps to those on American soil (a debatable point, but it is not relevant here). OK, any argument against what has been stated that doesn’t start with “I feel” or “Rev. Wright said”? As the terrorist waste of breath are not either soldiers or American citizens then there is no legal reason to not ‘torture’ them. If the people in other countries have a problem with this, perhaps they would like these folks to go to their soil?
Now we must consider the moral reasons not to torture them. I would say that is against Christian belief to torture people, but bed wetting liberals hate every mention of Christianity, so I won’t mention it here. So here is the moral question. If Stinky Terrorist 1 has information that could save the lives of innocent people what serves the greater good? Should we give Stinky Terrorist 1 a mint and a soft bed and let innocent people die? Or should we give Stinky Terrorist 1 a dunk in some water and get the info that will save the innocent people? If you said the first one, you are nuts. If you said that second, you are right. Non lethal uses of prying information from Stinky Terrorist 1 and his ilk is certainly the better moral choice.
But what about going a little further with our ‘torture’. Fun stuff like putting Stinky Terrorist 1’s toes in a vice and slowly tightening it until he talks. What about putting Stinky Terrorist 1 in a freezer until he signals that he is ready to talk? Honestly, I’m not losing one bit of sleep over any of it. I know, I know then I’m no better than they are. Actually I am, regardless of what you think.
Here is a fun little exercise. You wake up one morning to a scream from your daughter’s room. You run into her room and find some guy climbing out of her window. You grab him but see another guy dragging your daughter into a car and speeding off. Now what? Do you make coffee and cookies for the one guy you caught? Do you call a lawyer for him? Or do you find out what he knows? Which one?