Sunday, March 9, 2008
old news, but new to me since i've been in my self-imposed exile: bush vetoed the proposed ban on waterboarding, amongst other forms of torture, including beatings, electrocution, burning, the use of dogs to threaten or realize physical harm, stripping, and forced sexual acts.
i mean, really, do we actually need a ban on these deplorable, reprehensible, immoral methods of interrogation? how is it possible that we've been able to show our collective face in the international arena for this long, demanding that other nations conduct themselves morally, humanely, according to the laws set forth in the geneva conventions, while we engage in methods of interrogation that would make even the most fervent spanish inquisitors blush?
so, let me get this straight . . . our argument is: if they can, then so can we?
i say again, wow.
fine. great. while we're at it, let's also bring back witch trials. i mean, why not?
we cannot hope to bring our so-called freedom and democracy to the world, unless we bring also our integrity.
bush's actions say to the world we are incapable of being a true leader, for no leader may hope to guide with a broken moral compass.
if we use the terrorist's methods, then are we not also terrorists?
if have not our honesty, our moral fortitude, then we have nothing.