Today’s Desperate Lie from a Torture Defender

Just as though I have not recommended How to Break a Terrorist (by an actual interrogator) a thousand times to laptop bombardiers and Torture Lovers, a combox torture zealot with no actual knowledge of interrogation or of elementary human decency, much less Catholic teaching or American civil law, writes: Hey moralizers! How would you extract [Read More...]

The next time a “prolife” Torture Defender says…

“Liberal pantywaists care more about a few terrorists than they do about the unborn” bear in mind that he is defending the sodomization of children at Abu Ghraib that somebody thought would be a great thing to get on tape. Attention: “prolife” “Faithful” Catholic torture defenders.  It is hard for you to kick against the [Read More...]

Real Men

Another popular lie of the Torture Defender is enunciated by a manly laptop bombardier in my comboxes: War is dirty business. I guess there are people out there willing to do the dirty work so the rest of us can go about pursuing the American Dream. OK, libbys, bring on the tough love! In contrast, [Read More...]

The Keen Discernment and Priorities of the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism

Pop quiz on who said what here. Here’s today’s lie from the Right Wing Lie Machine: Now that torture defenders are copious documented as having defended torture as they lie that “we only splashed water in the faces of three high value targets” the attempt to make the case for fog and pretend to be [Read More...]

Times Have Changed

Chesterton once said, “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his [Read More...]

Dear Catholic Torture Defender: Here is what you are struggling to defend

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Sir, did the ends justify the means? FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: Absolutely. BRET BAIER: No doubt in your mind? DICK CHENEY: No doubt in my mind, I’m totally comfortable with it. Meanwhile, back in the Church: 1789 Some rules apply in every case: – One may never do evil so that good may result [Read More...]

Today’s Act of Lying Desperation in Defense of Torture

Cowardly draft dodger defends anal rape.  He uses two lies to do this.  One is the vague suggestion that it was medical care because it was done in response to a hunger strike (you know, like refusing to treat bullet wounds, neglecting injuries until a prisoner lost an eye, and freezing prisoners to death was [Read More...]

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

Dear Torture Defending members of the Party of Personal Responsibility:  Your beloved blameshifting lie that nobody is criticizing Obama  and the Dems is false: It is true that the brunt of the blame still falls on those who ordered and still actively defend mortal sin and war crimes.  But that’s because some of us still [Read More...]

Since Charles Krauthammer is in the News Defending Torture

…and various manly readers from Pewsitter have busied themselves in my comboxes with the standard “Real Men Torture in Order to Stop Evil, You Pantywaist Moral Idiot” rhetoric, as well as reciting the routine Ticking Time Bomb Scenarios, and resuscitating Fr. Brian Harrison’s long-repudiated-by-Fr-Harrison tormented attempt to claim that torture in pursuit of life-saving information [Read More...]

Tom Kreitzberg is a wise and honest man

He writes: Here are the 20 findings and conclusions of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program: The CIA’s use of its enhanced interrogation techniques was not an effective means of acquiring intelligence or gaining cooperation from detainees. The CIA’s justification for the use of its enhanced interrogation [Read More...]