Artur Rosman discusses the fears (and lies) behind the argument that release of the Torture Report could result in blowback.
For the Thing that Used to be Conservatism, torture is a core value springing from its nihilistic cynicism. It has never repented it and still loves it, though it buries it in lies and euphemism. Particularly hilarious is watching the same people who have denounced “appeasement” and called for eternal war on the theory that there is no reasoning with our animalistic enemies now suddenly talking about the need to not reveal the tortures they earnestly defended because it might anger and offend our animalistic enemies and make them attack us.
Meanwhile for Obama, torture is something he is ultimately too weak to oppose because his philosophy of relativistic pragmatism has gutted his ability to hold to whatever core he once had. His embrace of torture and murder as tools of policy are grotesque additions to his embrace of abortion and murder of the unborn. So his Administration has worked hard as well to cover things up and make them go away.For the victims of torture, such nuanced differences between American torturers don’t exist. When somebody is beating the living hell out of you, you don’t much care whether the right or the left fist is used.
For God who is tortured in every victim, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
For Jesus Christ, tortured to death by our fallen race, his torturers are precious in his sight and he loves them.
There is still time to repent and ask forgiveness for ever approving of this filth.