posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Animal
What? 'Don't worry about it 'cuz we only torture alittle bit?'
How incredibly daft.
The United States of America one upon a time was respected for the moral standards it promoted and adhered to.
Now after 911 and all the attendant spin we are all so busy crapping our pants that such morality and ethics were thrown out the _
The time is long past for such standards to be reinstated in this nation, for the betterment of our nation.
The idea that we should not prosecute our leaders when they commit crimes for fear of 'binding their hands' in the future is sadly pathetic.
We have the rule of law for a reason and NO ONE is above it for very good reason.
If you think these acts should be ignored then don't cry about ANYTHING the government does that you precieve as illegal or wrong. You either apply
the standards or you don't. Choosing where the rule applies and where it doesn't is ethical malady.
You know what? We tried it your way prior to Bush's administration and what did it get us? During the Clinton administration, Al Qaida came to power
and several American targets were attacked, culminating with the twin towers at the beginning of Bush's administration.
So Bush changed the rules and brought down the hammer. And for the next seven years we haven't had a SINGLE terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
And now you say we ought to go soft again, well WAH WAH WAH let's just give all the terrorists a free pass why don't we? Let's give them a lifetime
supply of Oreo cookies and a free Candyland boardgame to take back to the Middle East when we free them and then pray they don't return to a life of
terrorism, plotting to destroy the U.S. again.
People like you just DON'T GET IT and you NEVER WILL. Terrorists don't want to kill us because we tortured them or bombed them or invaded some
foreign country - they hated us LONG before those things ever happened! They hate us because our country is the polar opposite of theirs - we believe
in freedom and equality of our women, for example. We teach our women to read and write and we treat them as equals. They, for the most part, DO NOT.
That's just one example of how their extremists hate us based on their own religion. We believe in the freedom to choose your religion even if it
means rejecting God. That's another example. We believe that people of all races, skin colors, religions, etc. have the right to marry - they don't.
So no matter how soft we go on them and for how long, they will always want to kill everyone in the U.S. until we are either all dead, or all Muslim.
Pity you, an intelligent individual that you are, cannot see that.
[edit on 27-1-2009 by sos37]