OR A SHORT DIATRIBE IN FAVOR OF ENHANCED INTERROGATION From The Daily Gut
It's always amazing listening to people who believe you must adhere to a set of standards when fighting an enemy who refuses to believe standards exist. Our enemy - who beheads the innocent, flings acid into the faces of children, and flies planes into buildings - must relish this endless opera of handwringing - for they know a worried adversary is a weakened one.
Lets get this straight: implementing enhanced interrogation techniques is not immoral. What's immoral is not doing everything possible to prevent an enemy from killing the people you love. That one rule overrules everything - making the actions you take toward that enemy supremely moral - whether the acts involve waterboarding, sleep deprivation, playing loud music, or watching David Shuster.
The idea that waterboarding is evil really stems from certain folks feeling awkward when asked about it at Brentwood cocktail parties. And that's the truly immoral element in this ridiculous debate: if saving face means more than saving lives, then we're totally screwed. I'd rather live in a country that's despised for waterboarding two asshats, than a well-liked one with craters for cities. The desire for popularity is really at the heart of this: and it's a far worse moral crime than anything done with a rag and bucket of water.
To which I say: Amen, brother. Nancy Pelosi is a woman who would perjure herself and weaken our country by playing politics and for the sake making herself look good and for political correctness. It's utterly despicable.