Friday, January 23, 2009
It's a little cold for water sports, but.....
So, since I'm apparently a whiny, Obama hating, negative mongering conservative, let me dig a little more at the audacity of idiocy. Or no wait, we can't question the "one" now because that's all of a sudden un-American. Just like being Patriotic today means "paying more taxes".
So Obama announced as one of his first Executive orders to close Guantanamo Bay.
Concurrently I stumbled upon this article: http://www.military.com/news/article/released-detainee-now-an-al-qaida-leader.html
"Released Detainee Joins Al-Qaida"
Now granted, I don't agree with the way everything has been handled regarding Guantanamo Bay, but a couple things to keep in consideration, our enemy is unconventional and may require an unconventional approach.
I disagree with torture. It is wrong. So.... define torture? Is waterboarding torture? I don't know, I've never been waterboarded. But I have experienced highly stressful situations imposed by military trainers to simulate combat environments. Stress can have a negative impact on the body for sure, and one of the tactics in question at Guantanamo Bay was the playing of stress inducing music. Torture? I personally don't think so. We are dealing with an enemy that is fanatical, suicidal, and extreme to the point of cutting the heads off of Americans with a dull knife. So.... putting an extremist under a stressfull, controlled environment such as waterboarding in order to extract information that could prevent another 9-11? I know where I stand........