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Archived Entries from April 2012


Torture

We watched 60 Minutes tonight (we being myself, the redhead, and our daughter) and most of the show involved talking to the guy who was head of the CIA's "torture" section in the years following 9/11.

I've moved much left of center in the past few years but apparently nowhere near where my daughter is at. She muttered under her breath and was irritated with everything that this guy said.

And to a point, I admire her from that.

But these people are trying to kill us. They are trying to kill her, my daughter. No, by "these people" I'm not saying "all muslims." By "these people" I mean terrorists. Although I do have a problem with the quran and the baloney it spouts. (Not unlike the problem I have the bible and the baloney it spouts....).

Anybody that wants to kill someone because a book was peed on has very, very, VERY misplaced humanity. It's a book. A stupid one at that.

And yes, if someone wants to kill Americans--like my daughter--I don't care how much torture it takes to get them to not be able to do that.

I hate to sound like Republican, because I no longer am one, but there have been no attacks on our soil by foreign nationals since 9/11. I don't know if torture of murderous freaks has made that the case, or if we've just been lucky.

I do know that if we HAD been attacked again in the last 10 years all sorts of people would be crawling out of their skins asking "WHAT WERE THE CIA AND FBI NOT DOING?"

Is torture the best answer? Certainly not. Neither is blowing up two huge buildings (and a few smaller ones) with commercial airliners and killing thousands--THOUSANDS--of people because of some bullshit political ideology.

Sorry, my daughter. But I'm glad you're safe. I'm glad that the CIA or NSA or whoever tortures the right people to keep them, and their ilk, from harming you, me, your friends, and our family.

Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012, 2:17 am
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