I’d have a lot more respect for supporters of waterboarding if they would admit its torture. That ain’t happening, as Bob Barr found out at this weekend’s CPAC gathering.
WALLACE: So even these cases where they went beyond the specific legal authorization, you’re OK with it? CHENEY: I am. John McCain dissents, which is sure to inflame Republicans who’d rather follow the lead of draft dodgers and the morbidly obese. Besides, what would McCain know about torture? Before responding with Fat Bastard’s talking points, … Continue reading tortured logic
Granted, Jesse Ventura is a nut, but as a former Navy Seal who’s actually been waterboarded, he knows of what he speaks. Private Elizabeth Hasselbeck, not so much. We’ve seen this movie before, with all-knowing civilians like Limbaugh and Hannity taking on former POW John McCain for his opposition to waterboarding. It seems the more … Continue reading cheerleaders for torture
The evidence mounts, and only the blindest of partisans (see Olbermann, Keith) accept Pelosi’s tortured rationalizations. If Democrats are to be taken seriously on this issue they should demand Madame Speaker’s resignation.
Even defenders of torture can’t defend Limbaugh’s tortured logic, can they? “[I]f somebody can be water-tortured six times a day, then it isn’t torture.” Would kicking somebody in the groin six times a day constitute torture?
Most on the right seem to accept as gospel Dick “We will be greeted as liberators” Cheney’s assertion that America is less safe because we no longer torture. Gen. David Petraeus, who saved the administration’s ass in Iraq, disagrees. I know the Washington Post won’t dissuade many conservatives, but their reporting here is thorough. In … Continue reading who do you trust, conservatives?