Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Moonbat Assassin

To those of you who stay out of certain crazy places, you may not be aware that there was a recent Newsmax piece that really sets the bar for hyperbolic partisan insanity. Newsmax, of course, is very often good for providing us with such absurd benchmarks. In this piece, the author asserts that because John McCain "broke" under torture in North Vietnam, that tortue is in fact effective. This is a real zinger:

That McCain broke under torture doesn't make him any less of an American hero. But it does prove he's wrong to claim that harsh interrogation techniques simply don't work.

Many blogs on the right are trumpeting this piece of shit like it's the second coming of Christ. As always, you can rely on John Cole to pull their shirt over their head and beat the ever-living shit out of them:

The problem is not that I doubt people will ‘break,’ it is that I doubt torture will ‘work.’ I simply disagree that beating McCain until he signs a random ‘confession’ in a language he does not understand somehow proves that doing the same to others will provide us with necessary intel. Further, I do not trust the government with the death penalty, and amd not inclined to trust the government with torture. Furthermore, I do not like the idea of having foreign governments and despotic regimes to similarly be allowed to torture, because it will be, in many cases, our guys they are now LEGALLY torturing. And spare me the ‘they are going to abuse and our torture our guys anyway, if they want to.’ Again, no shit.

That is why we rightly view them as EVIL, and why we are fighting them in the first place.

Read them both.