Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | Author:

I’m not a lawyer, but common sense and every Mom in the world will tell you: when the kids are hiding something, they know they’re guilty. If we can apply that same logic to Lt. Col. Diane Beaver, a retired military lawyer, then the Bush argument that waterboarding is not really torture disintegrates in a puddle of useless lies. In documents released by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Beaver said this in a 2002 meeting at Gitmo:

“We may need to curb the harsher operations while ICRC [Red Cross] is around. It is better not to expose them to any controversial techniques.”

On the same subject of torture, we have another classic defense from CIA spokesman George Little: the ends justify the means.

“The agency program, which has been carefully reviewed within our government, has disrupted terrorist plots and saved innocent lives.”

Using this logic, we could send NYPD out to, say, shoot everybody in Manhattan. Then we could justify our actions by pointing at the reduced crime rates.

The scariest part of all this is that these Washington types seem to believe their own words, and expect us to believe, too. It’s like … they’ve been deluded or something.

And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

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