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Bill-O writes:
The American people need to wise up. Yeah, the presidential horse race is fun and interesting. But on vital questions of the day, the candidates spit out flimsy general rhetoric and walk away. To protect my family, I want the “waterboarding” option included among presidential powers. As for Musharraf, I want this guy held accountable. Sorry if that interrupts the hope train.

Bill O'Reilly is scared again. This fear-mongerer -- a witless moran with Faux Noise's biggest microphone -- wets his bed, afraid the US government might stop torturing (brown) people to make his (wealthy WASP) "family safer". Where do they find these notions? And since he's painting GOP front-runner John McCain (whose shoes O'Reilly is, truly, not worthy to tie) with the same panic-stricken

brush he uses to smear Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who is it O'Reilly would like to see elected?

No candidate in the race, now, hews the line on continuing the vile practice of tying a prisoner's hands and forcing the captive to breathe water in order to extort "confessional" information to the extent this cretinous blowhard desires.

If O'Reilly had ever faced anything as ugly as one night in the Hanoi Hilton, he wouldn't be so quick to demand torture be left in the "presidential" toolbox -- and if "waterboarding works," as he claims ... has he really not thought through the possibility that someday, somewhere, somebody might have the opportunity to waterboard him, or one of his loved ones?

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What's a "moran?"

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If O’Reilly had ever faced anything as ugly as one night in the Hanoi Hilton, he wouldn’t be so quick to demand torture be left in the “presidential” toolbox — and if “waterboarding works,” as he claims … has he really not thought through the possibility that someday, somewhere, somebody might have the opportunity to waterboard him, or one of his loved ones?

And that's that John McCain stood tall on principle for about three days, took over moral authority for hammering out the Military Commisions Act, and promptly signed on the the plan that now allows the president to torture people so long as he deems them "Enemy Combatants." It pains me when even people as sharp as Glenn Greenwald think of McCain as someone with some integrity on this issue.

Assuming for just a moment that waterboarding or any other form of torture somehow keeps American families safe, (it doesn't but let's just play with this idea for a second), it can only do so if there is some sort of fail safe that unequivocally prevents the executive and his lackeys from using it on Americans.

Currently, there is no such protection. Most of the laws that prevent the President, DoD or an intelligence agency from torturing Americans have been nullified, sidestepped or simply ignored.

Billy O' is just an idiot who chooses not to acknowledge that his wife and kids can be waterboarded just as easily as a suspected AQ operative.

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O'Ratso would not only be condemning it to the skies but offering pitchforks (torches being most likely illegal to send through the mail) to his viewers (for a low, low price of $79/ea for items he gets from China for $4.99) with his name, face, logo, and website stamped on the handle, if they promised to march on Washington en masse and assemble with this armament in Lafayette Park.

he does not, in other words, give a shit one way or the other about anything but his ratings. Ditto, you should pardon the espression, the great gray-green greasy Limpbobo. He is whanging on McCain for no other reason than to increase the odds of a Democratic victory in the fall, since he figures, rightly, that he is better off with somebody he can rail at without any hesitation at all than another R in the WH.