just captured Khalid Sheik Mohammed, one of the big three
Al Qaeda members. They say if Bin Laden is the Chairman
of the Board, then Khalid is the CEO of Al Qaeda. He’s
about as dirty as they come and has a laundry list of accusations
against him, including the planning of the September 11
terrorist attacks and links to nearly every known Al Qaeda
operation in the past five years. Representative Porter
Gross, R-Florida, said, “This is the equivalent of
the liberation in Paris in the Second World War.”
got this guy, the question is what do we do with him? As
I write this, he’s being “interrogated”
by Pakistani and CIA agents. This guy probably knows everything
that Al Qaeda is planning to do, he knows where all the
terrorist cells are and he probably has Osama bin Laden’s
411. Should we torture this guy to find out what he knows?
Sit back, relax, enjoy, and The Beefboy do, what The Beefboy
does best… and that’s break it right on down
First off, let
The Beefboy say that he’s all for torture, between
consenting adults… but that’s another article.
What we’re talking about is state-sponsored torture,
just like the scenes in Alias, except that no spy that ever
lived looks as hot as Jennifer Garner. In this case Khalid
Sheik Mohammed looks more like Ron Jeremy on a bender.
If anyone deserves
torture it’s Khalid. He’s scum. He’s scum’s
scum. Believe The Beefboy when he tells you that there would
be no tears shed over some Pakistani agent getting medieval
on his ass. This is an extreme case, if it’s ever
justified, then it’s justified here. By getting Khalid
to cough up his buddies we could save hundreds or thousands
of innocent lives. The problem is, where do we draw the
line? How about torture for domestic criminals?
Tim McVeigh is dead, otherwise we could keep him alive and
torture him every day for the next 50 years, just for fun.
Think about all the other people who probably have something
to divulge, where a little torture would get us the results
we’re looking for. How about serial killers, who haven’t
identified all their victims, like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey
Dahmer? What about O.J. Simpson? Winona Ryder? (Hmmm…
maybe The Beefboy should be in charge of Winona’s
interrogation… I’m thinking about a spanking
bench and a deerskin flogger… but I digress…)
The problem is
that I don’t trust the government to issue me a driver’s
license without screwing something up; I certainly don’t
trust the government to have the knowledge and perspective
to determine who should be tortured and who shouldn’t.
What if they screw up and torture an innocent man? What
about political opponents? Do you really trust The Man to
be totally objective, from this point forward? I don’t.
The Beefboy can give you a 200-year list of fuck-ups and
political fiascoes that would have been made worse if we
didn’t have the Constitution protecting our rights
by banning “cruel and unusual punishments.”
The reason we’re
fighting terrorism is to support the American way of life.
If we trash our laws because it serves our purpose now,
then we’ve handed those terrorist nutsacks their greatest
victory. By lowering ourselves to the level of terrorists
we would become our own worst enemy.
talk a little more about Winona Ryder and that deerskin