A clarification on an article. Don’t hate, regulate. Tennesseeing the future. Plus more.
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Although I will not repeat them, his enhanced interrogation techniques make waterboarding look like a child’s game in comparison, and waterboarding appears to be the most vicious technique we have used.
No outcry from our media. No outcry from bleeding hearts in the U.S. No outrage from the Obama administration.
There’s an even more important lesson here. In the worlds of terror, piracy, and threatened national annihilation, we are facing people who respect only strength and ferocity. They laugh at our timid, over-introspective, and legalistic approach to them.
We threaten prosecution. We “catch and release” pirates. We negotiate.
I’m not at all suggesting that we adopt their enhanced interrogation techniques — just that we stop weeping copiously and flailing our backs in penance, and stop threatening to prosecute our own citizens for trying to save our country from terror attacks.
I’m also suggesting that we treat pirates like enemy combatants and start using force to reply to force. How many times do you think we’d have to show them that we will sink their boats on sight before they get the message?
Have they ever heard a .50 caliber machine gun rattle in their direction? A 5-inch gun? One of those and they’ll understand.
As it is now, the pirates are in a win-win situation. If they get away with the ship, they make money; if we catch them, they get released with a finger-wagging “no, no, no.”
Bullies thrive on weaklings. They perceive us as weaklings.
With good reason.
— A. C. Santore
NONE DARE CALL IT TORTURE
Waterboarding, sleep deprivation,
Celine Dion 24/7.
Bugs in a box, cold floors and no socks,
Pork pie for lunch. Great Heaven!
All these and more our military endure
In their training to defend and protect.
(I even saw a newsman go burbling under
Yet nobody seemed to object).
When the good guys on our side
Test these crucial methods out,
None Dare Call It Torture.
Their comfort’s not in doubt.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?