Congress fails to over-ride waterboarding ban veto
Here’s the news:
House Democrats on Tuesday failed to overturn President Bush’s veto of a bill that would have prohibited the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on terrorist suspects.
First of all, I don’t like the idea of locally politically motivated people determining national defense issues. War is not a feel-good endeavor. It’s not something the other side contemplates politically correct methods of destroying their opposition. In the big picture, waterboarding just seems so lame compared to strapping explosives on pregnant women to blow up innocent children.
Secondly, I want the opposition, specifically terrorists, to at least THINK all options of torture are on the table. Maybe that will discourage some pansy terrorist wannabe to pursue a life of bettering mankind instead of destroying it. If they all know they will get a free ride at a posh hotel in a place much better than they are now, getting busted as a terrorist won’t seem so bad. Especially if they are just training other morons to blow themselves up.
Outside of the most important issue of a whole bunch of non-military people trying to define what the military can and can not do, the Democrats couldn’t resist the temptation to stick even more pork into this piece of legislation. Given those two issues, this was a horrible piece of legislation that deserved to die and should never have been passed in the first place.