So President Bush signed an order concerning how terrorism suspects are to be treated.
It prohibits cruel and inhumane treatment, humiliation and denigration of prisoners' religious beliefs.
Isn't that nice?
I'm torn -- on one hand, I'm happy that when some people call America "barbaric," this type of action shows they're wrong.
On the other hand, it seems shameful that our country's interrogation techniques are subject to a legislature and a public that have no idea what's it actually like to interrogate these guys.
I have to wonder if the people that criticize U.S. interrogation techniques really realize what kind of information it is we're trying to get from these guys, information that could prevent a terrorist attack against this country.
The whole Abu Ghraib scandal was a farce -- no one died, no one that we know of even got hurt. Terrorism suspects were scared, humiliated and degraded.
And people in this country called that torture!
You know what torture is? Cutting a person up, or stabbing them or burning them or electrocuting them, or killing them.
Ever hear that "sticks and stones" line, folks?
And their defense is, "Do you want America to stoop to its enemies' level?"
Yes! Yes I do! Because our enemies will win if we keep pussyfooting around like this, fighting a half-hearted "war" against an enemy that does not stop until they are dead.