Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lindsey: Torture Works

Lindsey Graham, apparently determined that no one is going to leave him out of the Hypocritical Moron World Record Competition, has this to say:

"At a Senate hearing this past week, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, rallied to the defense of ex-President George W. Bush’s torture techniques by implicitly endorsing the Spanish Inquisition’s brutal treatment of Jews, Muslims, Protestants and other alleged heretics from the 15th to 17th centuries.

“One of the reasons these techniques have been used for about 500 years is that they work,” Graham said on May 13...."

I like this argument, Lindsey. You know, one could add more evidence to yours. Think of all those women over the centuries that would have never confessed to being witches without a little "enhanced interrogation." Instead of having no witches at all any more, we could be constantly threatened by witches today, if it were not for these techniques, which, as an expert in torture, you know often consisted of near-drowning, just like your favorite harmless encouragement to confess.

So, Lindsay, my advice is to go with this argument. After all, the Spanish Inquisition is still looked up to as a high point in successful interrogation.


Capt. Fogg said...

Slavery kept Rome prosperous and its enemies at bay for a very long time. Maybe we should reconsider.

Green Eagle said...


The scary thing about your remark is that I am sure that there are "conservatives" in this country that think you are right.

Burr Deming said...

If you follow his reasoning, Senator Graham's logic depends on folks being guilty of witchcraft.

Green Eagle said...


I'm not sure how to break this to you politely, but my point was that Saddam wasn't guilty of collaborating with Al Qaida either.

Do you think that people tortured by the Spanish inquisition were guilty of a tenth of what they confessed to, any more than the accused witches were?

Torture is a way to get people to say things that are not true. And Cheney and Bush knew that damned well.