Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Waterboarding is a No-Brainer

Dick Cheney is a fuck.

Simple as that.

Waterboarding is a particularly nasty form of torture, it simulates the sensation of drowning but without the pay off that you’ll actually drown; a perpetual drowning so to speak, one long gag reflex.

But that’s okay by the vice president of the United States, a as recent radio interview with Scott Hennen highlighted…

"HENNEN: I've had people call and say, please, let the vice president know that if it takes dunking a terrorist in water, we're all for it, if it saves American lives. Again, this debate seems a little silly given the threat we face, would you agree?

CHENEY: I do agree. And I think the terrorist threat, for example, with respect to our ability to interrogate high value detainees like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, that's been a very important tool that we've had to be able to secure the nation...

HENNEN: Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives?

CHENEY: It's a no-brainer for me, but for a while there, I was criticized as being the vice president ‘for torture’. We don't torture. That's not what we're involved in."


Like I said, Dick Cheney is a fuck.

8 comments:

  1. Well maybe someone should dunk him and then see if his opinion changes, but make sure it's a good dunking.

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  2. Do you get the impression he was mistreated at the local swimming pool when he was a kid? If not, maybe he should have been.

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  3. I get the impression this whole bunch was mistreated when they were kids. They were all inneffectual little pussies and became devious little fucks to compensate. They were kids of privilidge. Couple that with being dirty lying bastards and you some pretty fucked up adults. Unfortunately for the world they were banded together and look what we got...

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  4. They should tickle the prisoner's feet with a feather...that'll work!

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  5. part of the problem is language. people don't care about precision or accuracy --- they have no feel for the language they speak. therefore, it's very easy for an authority to control language by substituting euphemisms ("waterboarding" --- it sounds as innocuous as surfing, doesn't it? why don't we call it "simulated drowning"?) and by smoothly eliding over crucial information (I didn't see any "suspected" or "alleged" anywhere in that coversation, even though that's what the debate is about --- not what what the CIA can do to convicted terrorists, but American, European and Asian citizens who are suspected and held without trial). as a people, we should be more aware of the power of words, and take back control of the dialectic.

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  6. If you have time after you dunked Dick, don't forget his wife.

    I'm a family values guy.

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