The Democrats and the media are having a field day using the “enhanced interrogation” issue to try and criminalize techniques used on terrorists to try and figure out how to protect America from another attack. Since the Global War on Terrorists began, captured jihadists have claimed that they were tortured, and of course Democrats, media and the American Civil Liberties Union automatically took their word for it, even after we recovered a terrorist training manual that instructed captured terrorists to claim they were tortured. The Left’s selective outrage over what is considered inhumane treatment of brutal terrorist jihadis suggests a level of understanding only available to those on the crazy Left. These are the same people who refused to believe Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Willey and others when they said they were sexually harassed by Bill Clinton. But when terrorists claim, just as their terrorists’ manual instructs them to do, they were “tortured” by their American captors, the same people demand an investigation on the basis that it would be gravely immoral not to. The Bush administration’s mistake was explaining to the Democrats and the media that these were people trying to kill Americans. However, the better strategy would have been to announce that the detainees were what was left of the Nicaraguan Contra’s, who, during the 1980’s tormented those benevolent, peace-loving Communists who assassinated their president and waged a revolution murdering women and children in the process. The Democrats would have demanded that they be drawn and quartered slowly for the crime of trying to stop the Communists from taking over their country.
Another way the Bush administration could have averted the entire investigation of their “enhanced interrogation techniques” would have been to consult with the Democrats on what they consider to be “humane” methods of interrogation.
The CIA could have sought guidance as to what is legal versus what is illegal in the Democrat established “enhanced sexual harassment techniques.” For example the agency could have used the Ted Kennedy method of “waterboarding” in the front seat of an Oldsmobile. The terrorists wouldn’t have lived to provide much information, but on the other hand, look at the respect Ted Kennedy has among the spastically hypocritical Left currently waging war against the selfless warriors fighting to preserve the American way of life.