Boy, Donald Trump has dragged the GOP thru the dung-riddled mud. They’re trying to outconservative each other. If Donald Trump says this:
Trump reiterated his pledge to reintroduce the technique if elected: “We have people chopping the heads off Christians, we have people chopping the heads off many other people,” Trump said. “Not since medieval times have we seen what’s going on. I would bring back waterboarding, and I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
So much for the 8th amendment.But I suspect that Donald hasn’t read the Constitution. He doesn’t have to. His supporters probably haven’t either, so why would he bother with a discussion? What does Donald Trump mean when he says a hell of a lot more? I would like to see how far he takes it. Because it is already a matter of public record that we are allowed to do what we want as long as we don’t scratch anyone up. I guess the Donald wants to bring back thumbscrews and the catherine wheel, because we’ve already gone medieval on our detainees.
Why the pining to act like beasts? What kind of mind rot does it take to call for more torture of our helpless detainees? We have enough blood on our hands even if we didn’t torture. We’ve displaced millions and leveled historic cities.
Anyway, he’s got other candidates to call for the same thing:
Trump was out-brutalizing Cruz, who said he would only use waterboarding sparingly, in emergency scenarios. Cruz, however, still denied that waterboarding constitutes torture, appearing to rely on Bush lawyer John Yoo’s discredited definition of the term.
Like climate science, Republicans arbitrarily deny anything that sounds Bad to its retarded misanthropes.
Rubio, not to be outshined, vomited this up:
Rubio also backed waterboarding, saying that terrorism cases should not be held to the same humane legal standards of traditional law enforcement.
Time to check the Geneva Conventions, asshole. I know you’ve all tried like hell to put enemy combatants into a legal black hole, but it’s just wrong and once again is contrary to our Constitution. We are a better nation when we treat our prisoners like we would treat our fellow citizen.
One must ask: why the obsession with this technique? Why does this torture tactic arouse tumescence in conservatives? Beats me. You can ask anyone who’s been in SERE training that it’s a horror not easily recovered from. Its use makes us a gruesome nation. I’ll just let the late Christopher Hitchens show and tell you whether or not this shit is torture.