Back to torture….Obama, patriot, The Patriot, torture — By Pearls on May 3, 2009 at 3:00 am
I have still been thinking about waterboarding and torture. I firmly believe that the United States should not be involved in torture, but I couldnt reconcile my indifference or actually my encouragement of the use of waterboarding on the person it was used on….
Until it clicked in my head that ultimately, I dont think that waterboarding is torture. I just dont.
I believe that it is something that can be used with the permission of the HIGHEST AUTHORITY in our Country (that means the President) as it was in the past and that is fine with me. He is held accountable if and when it is used. If President Obama does not want to waterboard any more, that is fine with me to, but at the same time, the ultimate responsibility if something happens to this Country rests on him. If he lets his chance pass to keep this Country safe and he doesnt get it done, he cant blame “W” – the death, the blood, the blame, falls directly on BO. It is his call….
There is concern that if we allow this kind of thing on terrorists or whatever, that ultimately it will be used on Patriots. May be. But if this kind of hoopla happens upon the use of waterboarding on a scumbag, imagine the revolt if its used on a Patriot. If things deteriorate to the point that Patriots are taken and waterboarded, things are deteriorating very quickly and this is the least of our worries. Revolution would be the ultimate result.
I know that other Patriots will and do disagree with the above and what is so excellent is the discourse which follows. The true understanding of Patriots that disagreement does not mean we are not ultimately on the same side – the amazing document of the Constitution, the perfection of it – was only attained through vigorous disagreement – the debate of the issues refined it to where we wish we could be today.
I do know that what men did with permission of the President they should NOT be held against them today and if another country wants to try them, they can just go to Hell!!