The Ivory Tower Hasn’t Learned the Lessons of the Twin Towers
I’ve been reading and listening to the drivel and honestly completely incomprehensible outrage from the Left on the whole release of the “torture” documents. Andrew Sullivan, for one.
I know I’m not the quickest on the uptake, but I don’t get the outrage. I don’t even get the “arguments” attempting to support the outrage. Maybe it is above my “pay grade”, but I don’t think the people burnt to death in fireballs on September 11th would mind if a terrorist had a bug crawl up his ass. Offensive? Well, you know what offends me? People who care more about heinous murderers and their “rights” and dignity (are you kidding me? ) than the victims. Harsh? So is reality. President Obama and his fans should try living in it once in a while.
Try living in a world of practice, not theory. Try to get outside of your ivory towers once in a while. Then maybe, just maybe, you won’t wish to PROSECUTE the very people who have kept you alive. In case you are all 420’ers (and you might be; that could explain the lack of sense. Wait, sorry. That’s an insult to potheads) and forgot, everyone was in an uproar after September 11th demanding to know why the Administration didn’t stop the WTC attacks from happening. How they did not glean any information before-hand. Hello? Clinton and his “it’s a criminal investigation” stuff. (of course, not AS criminal as, say, a bunch of American people in Waco, Texas)
So, President Bush fixed that. The interrogations worked. They got information. They saved lives.
It is funny to me that that it tends to be those who have no problem with abortion……on demand…..at any time, who are trying to preach to others about “morality”. When YOU are intellectually honest enough to at least admit that THAT is immoral, then maybe I’ll give you the courtesy of at least listening to your arguments. Until then……not so much.
Do y’all believe that the terrorists are going to stop using nail bombs..on children…causing the most horrendous of painful deaths, that they will stop strapping bombs to their own children or decapitating journalists or seeking to, you know, attack Los Angeles (which attack the enhanced interrogations stopped, by the way) just because we question them nicely and send them off with some milk and cookies?
Using whatever we can to extract information from heinous murderers does NOT put us on their level……we are SAVING lives. They seek to destroy. Maybe I”m crazy, but to me scaring someone with a caterpillar (A CATERPILLAR. Come on, man, they are fuzzy and cute! They are one of the least icky bugs. Besides ladybugs. But I suppose ladybugs would be too offensive having a dirty woman name and all) or not letting them sleep or making them feel as if they are drowning in order to get information to prevent the deaths of another 3,000 Americans is A-OK with me.
How can one even pretend it is on the same level? Even to further your hate-campaign against George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (by the way, a clue: They are NO LONGER IN CHARGE) I suppose I should stop worrying about my child being protected from terrorists and worry more that she is shielded from icky caterpillars or from being dunked at the town pool.
Further, how do you justify the release of the information? Now they know exactly what our men and women can and can’t do. Do you not realize this AIDS the terrorists? That it makes it easier for them to attack us again? And, in case you don’t realize this in your puppy and rainbows hazes…by attack, I mean try to KILL us.
That anyone would seek to punish the men and women who have been protecting us and saving us from further acts of destruction is unfathomable to me. I didn’t think I could get more disappointed by people. I was wrong.