Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Safe Sound or Secure?

I'm amazed at some of the things I'm reading these days. I remember growing up, reading stories, watching tv/movies about "clandestine services". I can remember thinking that though I'd never want a job like that, that it was "ok" to pull someone's fingernails out if they were withholding important information that put our lives at risk. For the life of me, I can't understand why people got\still get upset about the prospect of "torturing" a terrorist. They both start with "T", why not? Have we forgotten so soon of the torture thousands of families went through when mom or dad or brother or sister didn't come home on Sept. 11? I'll never forget that day, I'll never forget the feelings I had. And, I didn't lose anyone close. Imagine how someone whose father worked there that fateful day must have felt. Was that not "torture"? So, given that terrorists (domestic and foreign alike, yes you ELF and ALF) live to inflict terror on their subsequent "infidels", isn't it fair turnabout to inflict some "discomfort" on the players we have incarcerated to attempt to prevent further destruction, annihilation, killing, etc.? Now we have the "leader" of the free world disclosing memos from the "clandestinest" clandestine service. What purpose does this particular transparency serve? To make the good ole USA more attractive a target? To make us seem more friendly to the terror makers? To have Usama Bin Laden like us? One of these days I fully expect Obama to be photographed shaking his hand as well. If I were an impressionable young Muslim living in a nation full of poverty, with no possibility of making a better life for myself, and was courted by "freedom fighters" or whatever they present themselves as, they'd probably seem pretty "cool". Now, knowing that if they ask me to "terrorize" the USA, and that if I agreed, and if I survived, and if I got caught, they weren't going to subject me to any "unpleasantness", I'd jump at the chance for 3 hots and a cot. The only way we can use this insane disclosure to our advantage... Barack Obama, our esteemed president, could actually have just pulled a gigantic bluff on our enemies. How fantastic would that be? We say, no, we won't waterboard you, we won't blare infidel music at you, we'll just feed you whatever you want when you want, and oh, you want a nap... ok.... Then when they're behind bars at Guantanamo Bay (which should never be closed...) they have their fingernails pulled out slowly with rusty pliers that play ABBA's Dancing Queen at the decibel level of a departing US Air flight. That's where I stand on terrorists. Where do you stand? Where do your representatives stand? Keep your eyes out for a "commercial" I plan to put on youtube.

You don't suppose that Mr Obama wants a terrorist attack on our soil do you? I mean, then he could show how much better he'd handle it that Mr Bush did...

Quote for the day:

I am aware, that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hand of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; -- but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse -- I will not retreat a single inch -- AND I WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.

-William Lloyd Garrison

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