Just more grist for the mill of the nation where 25% of us believe the rapture will occur this year.
This has been... "It's on the web so it must be true."
Sad thing is, Dersh may be correct.
Posted by Mixter at November 7, 2007 7:43 PM
Dersh may indeed be correct in his political analysis, but he is wrong morally, and if there really is any kind of justice in an after life, he will be tortured in it.
I have said it before and I'll say it now: if the defense of this country requires torture, then this country is no longer worth defending. If we're not better behaved than our enemies, than we are no better than they are.
We have a corrupt media that sold us a dry-drunk/reecovering alcoholic/not-so-closeted-sick-fuck-sadist as "the regular guy we'd rather have a beer with" portraying the sainted boy scout he was running against as an effete confabulator. And as usual, enough Americans voted with their racist spleens (even if a majority voted against Junior) for Junior to complete his alcohol-free-beerhall-putsch.
Regardless of what the candidates may say to get elected, we at least can be reasonably sure that all of the Dems plus at least McCain and Romney on the dark side would be responsible enough to end this represensible behavior from day one.
Torture is only good to force confessions-- not to extract "truth", let alone actionable intelligence. Frankly, on that note I'd be glad to torture Mr. Dershowitz myself, to get him to confess to what a dumb-ass he is for pretending that the "ticking-time-bomb" fantasy is anything other than popular horseshit that has never happened in the history of the world, and even if it has, the odds of torturing someone innocent who would blurt out a non-existent plot sending his interrogator on a wild goose chase and getting LA nuked anyway far outweighs the benefits of joining the conduct undertaken by Nazis, the Spanish Inquisition, the Roman Empire, etc.
That's just me, of course.
Posted by the talking dog at November 7, 2007 8:27 PM
Preaching to the choir, you are. But, well put!
Posted by Mixter at November 8, 2007 7:06 PM