Actions to stop terrorists who’d utterly annihilate America and delight in massacring our innocent children? Darn right I’d do whatever it takes to foil their murderous jihadist plots – including waterboarding.
Whatever one thinks of my one...-liner at the NRA rally about treating evil terrorists the way they deserve to be treated to prevent the death of innocent people, it’s utterly absurd for MSNBC to suggest that I could put our beloved troops in harm’s way, but we’ve come to expect the absurd from that failing network.
If you want to talk about what really harms our troops, let’s talk about politicians who gut our military’s budgets, or a president whose skewed budgetary priorities slash military benefits, or an administration that puts our vets on endless waiting lists for care that comes too late to help those who’ve paid the price for our freedom, or those who break bread with those who think it makes no difference how our military heroes died in Benghazi or anywhere else trying to protect America. Those actions are a heck of a lot more harmful than declaring an appropriate message our enemies should receive.
If some overly sensitive wusses took offense, remember the First Amendment doesn’t give you a right not to be offended. Perhaps hypocritical folks who only want Freedom of Speech to apply to those who agree with their liberal agenda might want to consider that the evil terrorists who were the brunt of my one-liner would be the first to strip away ALL our rights if given the chance. That’s why we do whatever we can to prevent them from killing innocent people. And for that, we should NEVER apologize.
Good Lord, critics... buck up or stay in the truck. And if you love freedom, thank our troops! Thank our vets! And thank those who have the brains to support them and the guts to defend what they have earned! (Emphasis added; and I broke this into paragraphs for ease of reading.)
So let's analyze Governor Palin's more extended defense of waterboarding.
She says she'd "do whatever it takes" and we should do "whatever we can." No limits, Governor? No boundaries?
Because you know what would really be effective? Don't torture the terrorists; they likely have received training and have been prepared for it. Why not torture their children? They'd be easier to capture, wouldn't they? Imagine how effective that would be: forcing the terrorists to watch while their own children were subjected to the cruelest things we can come up with. "Whatever we can...and NEVER apologize."
That's what we do if we "love freedom," right Governor? Because, as you say, the terrorists want to strip away "all our rights" -- so sacrificing only some is a good deal, right? And, after all, it's not our rights being violated, when we torture people, but the rights of evil terrorists (no quote marks; no disputing they are evil) -- and why should America, the Land of the Free, care about their rights.
At one time, I defended this woman. She obviously faced a hostile press and was treated very unfairly. I figured she was a better woman, with better judgment, than she's been depicted.
Could be I was wrong.