Saturday, December 20, 2008

Waterboard This, Bill

Bill O'Reilly, folks, he either doesn't read "Vanity Fair" or he does and simply disregards it (part of the liberal brain-trust, perhaps). Either way, he clearly hasn't mentioned a recent piece from that publication which unequivocally states that torture doesn't work. It gives crappy intelligence in fact. And, yes, it especially didn't work, the article goes on to say, when it was used on Khalid Sheik Muhammad - the mastermind (this, in direct opposition to what O'Reilly's been spouting).....................................................Of course, the reason that O'Reilly hasn't mentioned the article is probably because it quotes the actual practitioners of the policy. Yeah, that's right, folks, the people who actually carried out these "coercive" measures on Muhammad said that they didn't work on him (i.e., give us any actionable intelligence) . In fact, one of the guys went as far as to say that 90% of what Muhammad ultimately "gave up" was worthless (actually, I think they used a stronger term for it but, whatever).......................................................It's like, folks, I get it. I'd like to smack these guys around as much as anybody. But that's just because I can be an impudent SOB at times, not because I know what the hell I'm talking about. Leave that to the experts, I'm thinking. There. Now if only Mr. O'Reilly would show a similar level of self awareness, allow the interrogation experts to determine strategy, etc...........................................................P.S. I just thought of a good Christmas present for O'Reilly: a tackling dummy. Let him get his frustrations out on that. Hell, you could even spice it up and tell him it's a member of Al Qaeda. Youza, huh? What do you think?

3 comments:

Stella said...

I'd like to give O'Reilly a couple of shoes...

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And I don't think he's as nimble as President Bush, either.

Stella said...

Good news!