Monday, November 06, 2006

My First YouTube Post

Via Andrew Sullivan:

A Fox News reporter willingly undergoes waterboarding. Notice, of course, that they let him up as soon as he starts to struggle. Somehow, I don't think the inmate at Gitmo are let off quite so easy.

"We don't torture," says George W. Bush.

Do a search for Yukio Asano, who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for war crimes that included torturing U.S. soldiers by waterboarding during WWII. The Khmer Rouge, the Soviet Union, the Nazis. Is this the type of company that our country wants to keep?

"It's a no-brainer," says Dick Cheney, when asked if waterboarding would be acceptable if the U.S. government thought that an enemy combatant may know something of use.

What I think is the most chilling thing about that video is how calmly the reporters discuss the merits of waterboarding. The discussion includes this quote: "As far as torture [emphasis mine] goes, at least in this controlled experiment, to me this seemed like a pretty efficient mechanism." This is the reporter that underwent the demonstration. He minces no words and calls it what it is.

If the Dems fail to reclaim at least one of the two houses of Congress, I will cry. Because everything that made this country great will either be dead or, at best, comatose.


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