With the kind of 20/20 hindsight that only “progressive” thinkers possess, demands are being made to prosecute those who authorized the use of coercive interrogation techniques on hardened terrorists. Too bad those of us who believe in protecting America couldn’t engage in the same kind of “after the fact” choices. Maybe some of us would choose the alternative to waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: letting Los Angeles suffer the same kind of attack New York and Washington D.C. did on September 11, 2001.
Perhaps 3000 dead Californians–with possibly some high-profile celebrities among the casualties–might have been worth it, in retrospect. It is apparent that the atrocity perpetrated on 9/11 is no longer considered sufficiently horrifying to those who consider all “rights”–with the notable exception of the right to live–beyond debate.
These are the same people who have concluded that waterboarding is torture–after the fact. Not in 2002, when Congress was kept in the loop regarding this and other interrogation techniques. Apparently then, when those same members of Congress and others didn’t know whether or not other attacks on America were imminent, waterboarding didn’t seem like such a bad idea.
But now it does, which taken to its logical conclusion, means liberals would have preferred a few thousand additional Americans exterminated in LA to Khalid Sheikh Mohmmed’s ex post facto “rights” being violated.
If the American left gets its way, maybe we’ll have to tolerate an “acceptable” number of dead innocents to satisfy their need to prove we’re morally “superior”–to homicide-bombing, head-chopping thugs who want to impose a totalitarian theocracy on the entire world. Liberals, you see, don’t believe we’re inherently better than terrorists, or that America is an exceptional nation. They don’t believe that gut-wrenching, legally vetted choices made by patriots acting in the best interests of protecting America are any better than four thugs wearing headscarves making a decapitation video. It’s just “two sides of the same coin.”
Well, guess who’s driving the car now? And guess who might have to tell Americans on some unthinkable day in the future that yes, we may have been able to prevent that nuclear attack with tough interrogation, but we decided to take the “moral high ground” instead. Try “spinning” that one into something positive, my liberal friends.
And while you’re at it, explain to all of us how letting al Qaeda, et al, know exactly what we’re doing to procure intelligence isn’t as stupid as it gets. One can only wonder if modern-day liberals were in charge during WWll, if they would have told the Germans we were landing at Normandy as “reparations” for bombing Dresden.
As I’ve said before, the people currently in charge of running America DO NOT believe we are the greatest nation on earth. All of their policy decisions derive from this immutable reality, and they are not lost on the bad actors in the world. On 9/11, Americans were smacked in our collective faces. As a result, we put our guard up. That’s not ideology, that’s human nature. Too many liberals haven’t got a clue about human nature. They think someone who would climb aboard a jetliner and crash it into an office building–in the name of religion–can be persuaded to stop by the clever turn of a phrase. They believe telling the enemy how we procure intelligence will lead to a “mutual understanding,” and that telling the world America is an imperfect nation will “enhance our international image.”
You know how we’d REALLY “look better” to al Qaeda, etc.? As an economically destroyed nation mourning millions of dead men, women and children.
Let the show trials begin.
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