May 17, 2011

Republicans LOVE torture

Well, except for John McCain, and he should be respected for standing up to the Bush torture apologists. But on the other side, Rick Santorum, he of suggesting that gay sex is like bestiality, says that McCain doesn't actually understand "enhanced interrogation." Yeah, sure, he was actually tortured during the Vietnam war, but for supposed Christians like Santorum, torturing Muslims has to be ok.

It just has to. Because they need to believe that we can do whatever we want because we are blessed by God. Even if it means torturing people.

Santorum is sick.

9 comments:

leighton said...

I can't help but wonder whether McCain's spokesperson's one-word response is a quiet reference to Santorum's unfortunate associations on Google.

Happy birthday, by the way.

Smitty said...

I love it when Sanitarium says that from "everything I've read" enhanced interrogation was used to get this information. I just love it when they defend their unqualified statements by saying they've read something thy haven't.

If he had read anything at all from anyone in the intelligence and defense community, he'd see that they got to bin Laden by completely different means. Oh, and 1 guy they didn't torture.

Monk-in-Training said...

My... the things I learn on this blog. I probably shouldn't google some things...

Be that as it may, I think a 'one word' response to "everything I've read" would be this: Where? As in just WHERE did you read whatever it is your spinning today. Why don't reporters ask for citations?

steves said...

The reports that I have heard are still unclear as to what, if anything, was obtained through torture. Santorum could be right, but to suggest that McCain doesn't understand or doesn't have an informed opinion on the subject seems ignorant. Doesn't he think before he opens his mouth?

steves said...

The reports that I have heard

I should mention that I have mostly been following this story on NPR, but I don't recall the names of the people being interviewed.

Smitty said...

I just read something a few days ago that listed the CIA Chief and some other folks flatly denying that anything useful that led to OBL came from torture. Trying to find where I read that...

Streak said...

Panetta has been saying several places that torture didn't produce the intel.

But all of that misses the broader points. A) regular interrogations work too, and B) civilized and moral people don't torture.

I am more than disgusted with this Republican party. Irresponsible to a shocking degree. And to endorse and defend torture puts them in the league of the worst people of history. Do they not know that?

Anonymous said...

It is OK to shoot bin Laden in the head, but wrong to waterboard him???

Streak said...

Either join the conversation or don't, troll. But don't just pop in here with stupidity. We don't have the patience.