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Waterboarding is Good for Citizens NOT Terrorists but for Keith Olberman it’s a $1,000 Charity Event

April 24, 2009

Waterboarding is “Torture” right?  You can’t turn on the news or go online with reading about the “big photo’s” to be released showing how “soldiers” may have “crossed” the line worse than Abu Ghraib and more “wide spread” than origninally thought. Ever is just “a quiver” with waiting to show how our “moral standing” is just ruined world wide and even produced articles, countless pundits and commentators that were “aghast” and “horrified” about “waterboarding”. But I guess, if you are from the “progressive media” calling out a “challenge” for money to your media opponent to undergo waterboarding because they don’t hold the same belief as you is alright. It’s the principal. Can we move on?:

From Huffington Post:

On MSNBC tonight, Olbermann called on Hannity to stay true to his word, and argued the benefit of having the arch-conservative pundit tortured would be that he might finally recognize the “deadly seriousness” of the debate over detainee treatment.



“What a breakthrough it would be if, by having reality literally forced upon him, a buffoon like Hannity were to realize the deadly seriousness of this,” Olbermann said. “The searing truth: that the moment of torture automatically makes the presumed bad guy recipient the victim, and makes the torturer into the evildoer.”

From there, Olbermann laid out his offer: “For every second you last, a thousand dollars — live or on tape, provided other networks’ cameras are there. A thousand dollars a second, Sean, because this is no game. This is serious stuff. Put your money where your mouth is, and your nose. Oh, and I’ll double it when you admit you feared for your life, when you admit the horrible truth — waterboarding, the symbol of the last administration, is torture.”

Daily I have listened and waited with actual fear that whatever released by this anti everything administration will cause a backlash of catostrophic proportions to those deployed overseas.  I have watched media outlets “hype” the release of pictures to show how it might be possible that those  future”disgruntled” veterans currently deployed may have “crossed the line” more than “was known”.  Read articles advocating for the release of detainees, all detainee’s in Gitmo based on “waterboarding”.  Had individuals ask if “we” would be up next after the CIA on the chopping block this administration seems to put people under.  I have listened to the battle cry of the left that “waterboarding” is torture! Our moral standing from the last administration is ruined! We don’t respect those soldiers! Throw em in jail!”.  And I even read the words of those who literally wanted to place soldiers in a “firing squad” based on the op ed on Huffington Post who allowed a “detainee” to tell “his story”. People were worried.  Some ashamed. And others embarrassed that they were unable to defend and set the record straight that we shouldn’t all be painted in the same light as those who would do wrong.  It’s a powerful motivator and incentive to move closer and band together when you see powerful agencies like the CIA come under attack. It’s a eye opener that in the face of serving a agenda, anything goes. Now, there are some who are or could possibly be afraid to even do there job because that feeling of “who could be next” is a sentiment that hangs heavely in the air.

But despite it all, we all move forward becasue without the intelligence community and the military we would be unable to function as a whole.  That is why our advocates play such an important role. Because sometimes you do have to hold people accountable who do wrong, because no matter what party you belong to, what organization you may work with, or who you report to or what job you do. We are a nation of laws. And in saying that, how dare these assholes have the goddamn nerve to smear, attack and play righteous daily about how “waterboarding” is considered “torture” and that nothing a “detainee” could do, even if they are plotting against our nation and it’s most valuable asset: the people, should condone or justify doing it. But Olberman & MSNBC thinks it is okay to call for it against citizens of our own country to prove a point than against terrorists attempting to take out our country? For money? AMAZING!!  UNBELIEVABLE! 

Let me get this straight.  The CIA utilize or possible utilize  waterboarding, and lets say that they did which may or may not be true. A technique in a interrogation measure based on a legal memo from the last administration, that the *librul* left deems horrific towards suspects or detainees with information relevant to national security to prevent another horrific event against our country.  That they state does not prove effective or gains information.  And the entire left, with exception to those like myself, are up in arms and ready to paint even the military as well as the CIA as war criminals.

But it’s fucking okay to call for waterboarding to prove a damn point and then tie a price tag to it?  So if Olberman calls for waterboarding for 1,000 dollars it’s to prove a point. But when our intelligence community does it, there warmongoring war crimininals?  What would be the difference  of using waterboarding against  Sean Hannity if he endured the same amount of time as the man who was waterboarded over 100 times?  It’s “good” waterboarding when some “progressive” calls for it, but its “bad” when someone who don’t believes the same thing as you do gets it?

If waterboarding is torture, what does that mean that Keith Olberman is advocating for it to include the offer of money. And no, it doesn’t make it alright that he wants to donate it to charity.  I guess waterboarding is only “torture” when the person who doesn’t hold the same belief as you, disagree’s with you.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jim Trebowski permalink
    April 26, 2009 5:07 pm

    As usual, you cons have missed the point. If it’s not torture, than Hannity should have no problem with taking up the challenge. You knuckle-draggers claim that this extracts intelligence, yet what if Keith were to get Hannity to admit to having sex with ducks or molesting babies. Would you claim that to be “good” information,or would you then claim he only said that to stop the waterboarding? The fact that former Bush officials have admitted it is torture now make it clear we abandoned our American principles, and put you people on the same level as the people we are fighting.


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