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23 May 2009

On Liberals and Torture

The liberal population of the U. S., led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, continues to characterize the use of waterboarding as "torture." To any sane person, this is ludicrous: waterboarding is a practice used to train our own military pilots to survive water landings. Further, the technique itself consists of nothing more untoward than pouring water in the recipient's face for a period not to exceed 40 seconds.
While any other country would consider the allegations that this constitutes torture ridiculous, in America it simply confirms what conservatives have known about liberals for years: liberals don't shower.

Update: If Nancy Pelosi truly believes that waterboarding is, in itself, torture, then why isn't she calling for its removal from U. S. military training? Torture is illegal under the UCMJ, training or no. And why isn't she moving to close down BDSM clubs--especially all of the ones in the San Francisco area?
Finally, if waterboarding is defined as "torture" simply because it's painful--regardless of the magnitude of pain (cf. al Qaeda interrogation manual), then what is her position on bikini waxing?


bluebird said...

Hm. I never heard before that this was training for pilots!

What is with people on youtube being waterboarded and saying that it is torture?

Gnostic Paladin said...

Those are people who have no credibility, trying to establish some to push their agenda. Here's a simple criterion: torture is something so awful, you don't volunteer to have it done to you to prove a point.

bluebird said...


I watched Tudors. Those tortures from mideval times... ((SHUDDER!)) No one would volunteer!

Gnostic Paladin said...

And here's another thing: people who bad-mouth Christianity because of things Christians were doing in the 14th century. The Christians were the only ones who STOPPED doing medieval torture after the medieval period was done. These things were still done all over Asia well into the 20th century--and the Muslims STILL do them.

bluebird said...

good points, G.P.