That’s Right Nate

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Torture Kept Us Safe

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It is really easy for liberals with the safety of distance and hindsight to criticize the Bush administration for the torture of prisoners that it encouraged.   However, put yourself in their place.  Imagine that there is a ticking time bomb that you know is going to go off and kill Americans and the only way to stop it is to waterboard a terrorist 183 times over the course of the next month.   Given that situation, who wouldn’t torture?

In Dick and Liz Cheney have been proving themselves to be the most charismatic parent/daughter team this side of Joan and Melissa Rivers.  Despite her sexual orientation, I think Liz has done a great job in helping her father fill the time tested roll of former Vice-Presidents by attacking the current administration. People need to listen to the Republican side of this.   It was the information we got from torture that let us know that the Iraqis had WMDs.  We may never have been able to go to war with Iraq without the information we gained through torture.

As Cheney has pointed out, if the terrorists know we don’t torture anymore, that will really help their recruitment.  If fanatical Islamists believe they will be waterboarded if they are caught, they may just decide to live out a peaceful life.  Knowing that they could face torture will certainly make them think twice about taking up arms against us.  Let’s face it folks as Lindsey Graham pointed out, if torture didn’t work these techniques wouldn’t have survived all these years.

With this said, if Nancy Pelosi knew anything about these practices, she should resign her position in Congress immediately.   Torture not only put our troops in the field at risk, but also undermind our reputation for morality.  Pelosi should be ashamed of herself.


Written by thatsrightnate

May 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm

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  1. Water boarding doesn’t sound any more terrifying than other water sports. Take surfing, for example. Does the thought of a bunch of terrorists surfing sound like some kind of punishment? They should at least have to make license plates.


    May 15, 2009 at 11:19 pm

  2. Yes, I think it is worth noting we supposedly stopped doing these EIT’s as they called them in 2005, so if we really did stop then, they really did keep us safer after that.

    If that’s the case, after 4 years of NOT torturing, I don’t know how we have not been safe under Cheney and Bush.


    May 16, 2009 at 6:59 am

  3. I think the terrorists and bears are still scared. Notice how they have also kept Washington DC safe from bear attack.


    May 16, 2009 at 8:27 am

  4. May your house be safe from tigers.


    May 16, 2009 at 10:06 pm

  5. As John Stossel would tell you, that’s good eating.


    May 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm

  6. The facts.

    There is absolutely no evidence that the EIT’s ever provided any information or saved any lives. None, zip, nada.

    ALL there is are a refferences to anonymous memo’s by a repeatedly discredited ex-VP.

    However, there is SWORN TESTIMONY from a very experienced and highly respected FBI interrogator that suggests the EIT’s COST US INFORMATION. Ali Soufan lays out in very clear terms why informed interrogation techniques work, why EIT’s DID NOT WORK, and why interrogators agree that the EIT’s are not the best method for obtaining information.

    Soufan also provides an example in Abu Zabaydah of how the EIT’s stopped the flow of information.

    Read, learn, and think……for yourself.


    June 2, 2009 at 6:56 am

  7. That’s why if Nancy Pelosi knew about this, she should have to resign.


    June 2, 2009 at 8:13 am

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