Tea Party Queen Michelle Bachmann Joins Pro-Torture Crowd, Says Bush Just Did “What We Would Expect Him To Do”
By John Lofton
Well, now. For-the-record, as just one American citizen, and a Christian, as Bachmann claims to be, I do not “expect” any President to order the torture of anybody. In any event, here’s some of what Bachmann had to say on Fox News (O’Reilly, 11/9/10). The topic being George Bush’s new book , and some recent interviews, in which Bush admits and defends his ordering and approving the use of torture:
BACHMANN (re: why some on the “Left” think we’re bad because we torture): Well, it almost seems as though they need to come up with some sort of a case to defend the people who are making this action, the radical terrorist. And here, take a look at the terrorist, who have beheaded people like Daniel Pearl. They don’t think twice about that….they’re trying to find some sort of a defense here, because it seems that America is always wrong. America is always the bad guy in their scenario…We’re not.
COMMENT: Huh? To denounce torture is really about trying to make a case for the “terrorists?!” Yep, that’s what the lady said — which is ridiculous. No, I think some on the “Left” think we’re bad people because people who torture people are bad people!
BACHMANN (still on topic of anti-torture people on the “Left”): And, they continue to take the side that is always running America into the ground.
COMMENT: When President Bush approved and ordered torture, it was Bush who was the one “running America into the ground.”
BACHMANN: But, there is no commonality between American soldiers and what American soldiers do and terrorists, who would blow up buildings and kill 3,000 innocent people and then proclaim that they want to continue to take acts of violence like that forward. There is no moral equality if you will between what our American soldiers are doing and the terrorists. And, we need to stand clearly with the side of common sense and national security.
COMMENT: Bachmann here rushes into a topic where angels should fear to tread, that is our atrocities versus their atrocities. **First, torture itself is terrorism! So, when Bachmann defends torture then she is a terrorist! In addition, we’ve acted as “terrorists” in our current two unGodly, unConstitutional wars. In Iraq, “shock and awe,” remember? What is that other than, in apart, an attempt to “terrorize?” Napalming villages/people in Vietnam War was “terror.” Two atom bombs on open Japanese cities was “terror.” The entire Allied bombing campaign in WW2 that killed/murdered hundreds of thousands was “terror.” No, Bachmann does not want to go there**.
BACHMANN (re: Bush ordering, approving torture): The president was only doing what we would expect him to do.
COMMENT: And, presumably, Osama bin Laden & Al-Qaeda are just doing what millions of Muslims expect them to do when they terrorize us!
BACHMANN: Had he not garnered that information? Had some terrible tragic accident occurred? The president would have been blamed, I dare say, by the same people who are accusing him.
COMMENT: Maybe. Most likely true. But, so what?! The prospect of being criticized for not torturing is not a rationale for torturing!blog comments powered by Disqus