Yeah, I know that talking about torture is so last week, since today every wingnut's got their panties in a bunch over Arlen Specter's pseudo-defection. But I've actually been working at a job that pays me money, so I'm a little behind on my unpaid scorning and ridiculing.
What're you gonna do - torture me? I've got some catching up to do, so let's get to it.
Anywhoozle, among Rightwingsparkle's many recent gems (if by 'gems' we mean the little peanut chunks and tomato skins seen floating on the toilet's surface after a good blast of diarrhea) is this, which I guess counts, for her, as some sort of moral quandry:
Bush had a choice. Prevent more dead Americans or skate the line of torture. You are telling me you wouldn't have done the same?
Was it wrong? Was it unconstitutional? We can argue that point. We can say it was or wasn't and move on. But you cannot prosecute people for doing what they thought was right at the time.
I can't recall ever seeing one of her little ditties generate as many comments as this. There's simply too much crazy in that thread for me to even begin sorting through and highlighting, but this one, by a very confused young man, sums up the crazy wingnut view perfectly:
Bonus: In 1983, the Justice Department under Ronald Reagan, Patron Saint of Deluded Wingnuts, successfully prosecuted a Texas sheriff and his deputies, for torturing prisoners with water.
(two witnesses testified that they) saw the former San Jacinto County Sheriff, James Parker, direct his deputies to coerce confessions from two burglary suspects by draping a towel over each man's face and pouring water over it until the men gagged.
Mr. Parker, 47, and his former deputies, Carl Lee, 63, Floyd Allen Baker, 40, and John Glover, 65, are accused in Federal court of violating the civil rights of at least six prisoners.
Federal prosecutors secured a 10-year sentence against the sheriff and four years in prison for the deputies. link another link
Hanks to MinistryofTruth at The Great Orange Satan. All hail, Dark Lord Kos!