Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Obama Opposes Detainee Abuse Photos

From Reuters: "President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would fight the release of dozens of photographs showing the abuse of terrorism suspects, over concern the images could ignite a backlash against U.S. troops."
(Probably a good idea.)

But honestly, I would LOVE to see these pictures. I can see it now. Terrorist #24 pressing himself into a corner from fear of the caterpillar. Terrorist #16 has dark circles under his eyes from sleep deprivation. But what's this? Oh, it's the Daniel Pearl beheading video! How about we show THAT one to the public right along side photos of detainee abuse, and then continue to call what we do to terrorists "abuse." Wait, we can't. Because it's NOTHING compared to what those animals do to our guys (and Pearl was just a journalist!).

Why, why, WHY are people so concerned with how TERRORISTS are treated? Did they forget that these men are willing to kill themselves in the name of some God? That these men's torture tactics include putting a blowtorch to the skin or hanging one upside down and electrocuting him?

9-11 happened because we weren't on the offensive. Now we and our cities have been kept safe. A major terrorist attack in LA was thwarted thanks to waterboarding.

The problem with liberals is that they think a psycho terrorist can be cured with love and affection, and that if we just torture them with hugs, they'll realize the error of their ways.

On another note, I was having dinner with some of my 09-10 suitemates and politics came up....most of them love Obama. Guess I have some serious work to do starting in August!


Anonymous said...

No joke- let's put the Pearl video up against some of the fraternity hijinks the terrorists were subjected to, THEN have a discussion about the nature of cruelty and evil.

Mark Meloy said...

We can go about this 2 ways...continue to think as the right does, and just go blow them all up, or try to gain the trust of the majority of the people in the middle east as we fight the terrorist organizations. Releasing these pics, which are no doubt humane compared to those of our enemies, will further alienate those we are trying to gain. After the efforts Obama has gone through to repair our foreign image, showing these pics could only hurt that new goodwill from overseas. It has nothing to do with the nature of evil, it is about finding allies in a war we cannot continue to go at alone.