Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To Waterboard Or Not To Waterboard? Seriously - Who Cares?

Since the release of the mostly unverified Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) that, among other things, led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, there has been a lot of talk back and forth about those EITs and whether or not they should be used at all.

Contrary to what Dianne Feinstein and her Democrat cohorts on the committee have said (no Republicans were involved in writing the misleading report), the CIA insists that valuable information was attained using the enhanced techniques and thousands of lives were saved because other US attack plans were discovered and thwarted. And since Feinstein's committee didn't interview even one member of the CIA before creating the report she really can't speak with authority.

Some people say that America using enhanced interrogation techniques lowers our own standards down to those of the terrorists. Really? How many of the terrorists who suffered through EITs died during those sessions? How many innocent people, Americans, Muslims, Brits, Christians... died at the hands of the terrorists?

My favorite response is "We have to maintain the moral high ground and not let ourselves be reduced to the level of those we oppose." Moral high ground, huh? Seriously - how far does one have to go to gain the moral high ground over people who do things like this?

These people have no morals. Life means nothing to them. With the exception of their leaders - such as bin Laden, who was always in hiding - these people will kill others as well as themselves in their cause of world domination by Islam. 

Radical Islamic organizations like Al Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc., really only understand and respond to force. Despite Dianne Feinstein's extensive training in the interrogation of prisoners - I still think the CIA knows what they're doing and did what was necessary. And when I see pictures like the ones above, the stories about the thousands of innocent people being killed on a regular basis by these groups, or pictures such as this...

...sorry - I just can't feel badly about a handful of them getting some water poured in their faces or going without sleep. I bet the guy falling to his death above would have preferred to have the water in his face, don't you think?

If the CIA says enhanced interrogation techniques saved lives I believe them. If they say they helped find bin Laden, I believe that too. If they say they're necessary sometimes to get important information that can stop another attack on the United States I say go for it. 

If Dianne Feinstein says the CIA lies, that EITs are torture that don't glean any good information and that we shouldn't be doing it I say....  who cares what she thinks? This is the same woman who wants to take away your gun rights even while having her own concealed carry permit. And I'd bet that if any of these people were still alive they'd agree with me...

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