The torture con is out at last!
As our great and glorious Speaker of the House lies about what she knew and when she knew it on waterboarding, ALL liberals' sanctimonious outrage over the Bush admininstration's use of enhanced interrogation techniques is looking more and more like what it really is: an Academy Award level performance.
Leftists continuously bleat that they're opposed to "torture", especially waterboarding, of terror suspects at Gitmo and elsewhere. They claim that such tactics are a violation of international law and America's values, not to mention unacceptably brutal. And they are against them, they tell us, against them! But that is a big, fat con! Don't think so? Then consider this.
The United States Armed Forces waterboards some of its soldiers as part of their training. I have not heard a word against this practice from the "anti-torture" liberals. Yet, if waterboarding is as atrocious and inhumane as liberals say it is, you'd think that the last people they'd want waterboarded are our troops. But there's only deafening silence from liberals on this issue. The very people who are so aggrieved over the "torture" of three Muslim nutjobs have nothing to say against the same "torture" being used on American soldiers by the American military. What does this mean? Either liberals know that waterboarding isn't torture and are saying it is just for political gain OR liberals just don't give a damn about American soldiers. I think it's answer number two. What say you?
And I have a couple of more questions about this "torture" stuff.
Some lefties have claimed that, in addition to waterboarding, Gitmo detainees were tortured with sleep deprivation and/or loud music. During the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco in 1993, the government subjected the Davidians to what it called "psychological warfare". That warfare included bombarding the Davidians' compound with floodlights and loud noise in order to deprive them of sleep. So, if disrupting a terrorist's sleep is torture why wasn't it torture to disrupt the sleep of dozens of innocent American men, women, and children? Why aren't the anti-torture liberals demanding truth commissions for all the government officials involved in the seige against David Koresh and his followers? Could it be because the Davidian seige occurred during a liberal Democrat's presidency? Uh...yeah!
And then there's Terri Schiavo. If you recall, Terri Schiavo was the comatose woman who, after a long legal battle between her husband and parents, was disconnected from her feeding tube and died per her husband's wishes. Many of the left-wing types who are now so apoplectic about torture supported the killing of Miss Schiavo. In their bizarro world, Muslim fanatics must feel no physical discomfort whatsoever, but a disabled woman can be denied sustenance until she dies. That's not torture in the liberals' book, especially if the woman is White, American, and/or Jewish or Christian.
I think the three cases above illustrate that liberals don't really care about torture. Their push to punish Bush administration officials is about undermining America from within. Many liberals believe that America is the real problem in the world and has no moral right to self-defense. Fighting "torture" is a way for the fifth column Left to sabotage that defense and aid and abet our enemies. That's what this whole "torture" thing is really about, and it's DESPICABLE!