As fond as Ted Kennedy is of sending people to their deaths via water (or suffocation), you would think liberals might be more open to the idea of using water to achieve a goal every now and then. It is an interrogation tactic exalted by the CIA and feared by terrorists. Water-boarding is the name of the game and the method is fairly straightforward. According to how-to site waterboarding.org, the suspect is strapped down and has water poured into the breathing passages to simulate drowning. It is a maneuver that broke Abu Zubaydah, a prominent leader of al Qaeda, in just thirty five seconds. Former CIA agent John Kiriakou was there when the technique was administered and made considerable observations. “I'm involved in this internal, intellectual battle with myself weighing the idea that water-boarding may be torture versus the quality of information that we often get after using the water-boarding technique…. What happens if we don't water-board a person and we don't get that nugget of information and there's an attack. I would have trouble forgiving myself... At the time, I felt that water-boarding was something that we needed to do."
The quality of information that was attained by the CIA was key to keeping American lives safe. “From that day on, he answered every question. The threat information he provided disrupted a number of attacks, maybe dozens of attacks,” Kiriakou said. Don’t lose any sleep at night when you realize we are getting terrorists a little wet. Allah knows that they need a bath anyways. This method of questioning should never be used on an American Citizen. American citizens are afforded the protections of the Constitution. Non-citizens (Yes, Illegal Aliens too) are not sheltered by the Constitution.
It is a heartbreaking day when we have politicians willing to fight harder for the rights of a homicidal psycho-terrorist than for the rights of an unborn child. Constitutional protections were extended to “ourselves and to our posterity…” Therefore, there is no problem with us detaining, torturing, and even killing someone who is a threat to the U.S. and is not a U.S. citizen. American citizens are protected, by the Constitution, from cruel and unusual punishment and techniques. Water-boarding might be cruel, but who cares? They sure as hell don’t care. Maybe when the CIA begins beheading people, innocents, then we can begin hating our country like liberals do.
In May of 2006, according to The Smoking Gun website, U.S. soldiers in Iraq exposed a room overflowing with torture equipment including hammers, whips, meat cleavers and wire cutters as well as a rudimentary torture manual, displaying various methods of inflicting excruciating pain. These included using a blowtorch on the skin, gouging out eyes, using an electric drill to slice through a hand, and countless more. Why are Democrats so concerned with shielding the rights of barbarians such as these? The answer is nowhere to be found. It may be within reach in some far off realm of a distant world, but not back here in common-sense land, where Democrats currently do not have residency. There is no coherent answer for it.
There may be insufficient evidence to prop up this claim, but it’s a safe bet to assert that al Qaeda is no titleholder of human rights. They are not signatories on the Geneva Convention, which is about the only intelligent thing they’ve ever done. When Americans are captured by terrorist organizations, and most times the only thing that person has to look forward to will be death. For terrorists finding themselves blessed in the company of CIA interrogators, they quickly find themselves very comfortable.
The barbarians are habitually given better treatment then a great deal of the American lower class. Richard Miniter, who took a trip to Guantanamo Bay in September of last year, had some disquieting observations to make. “The politically correct regulations are unbelievable. Detainees are entitled to a full eight hours sleep and can't be woken up for interrogations. They enjoy three meals and five prayers per day, without interruption. They are entitled to a minimum of two hours of outdoor recreation per day. Interrogations are limited to four hours, usually running two - and (of course) are interrupted for prayers. One interrogator actually bakes cookies for detainees, while another serves them Subway or McDonald's sandwiches. Both are available on base. (Filet o' Fish is an al Qaeda favorite,” Miniter recalled.
Maybe the terrorists are tired of existing in caves, and just want a cozy cell with a prayer mat, Koran, and a fish fillet. After all, Imperialistic America must set an example for the world with our good spirits. Shortly after 9/11 the chairman of the Syrian Arab Writers Association wrote that, upon finding out about the twin towers, “My lungs filled with air and I breathed in relief, as I have never breathed before.” WAKE UP America! It is a dog-eat-dog world. Foreign enemies offer no condolences to any form of captives of ours, and to pay them back, we give them McDonalds.
It was once opined by a bright mind long ago that, “He who desires peace, should prepare for war.” It is time for this great country to buck up, and retain our position as rightful super-power of the world. It is kill or be killed. China, the champion of human rights, is always looking for room for their citizens to have two male children. One might object that it’s atrocious or that we may cause them physical harm. All this brouhaha aside—they, the terrorists, deserve every last bit of suffering they undergo. It is just to bad we can’t use power tools like them.