The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights has warned Americans not to elect Republican Mitt Romney in next month’s presidential election, saying that doing so would be “a democratic mandate for torture.”
The UN’s Ben Emmerson was referring to Romney’s refusal to rule out the use of waterboarding in interrogating terror detainees, a practice that President Barack Obama has ended.
My personal take is this: CIA, waterboard to your heart’s content. After all that is how the CIA was tipped off about Osama Bin Laden.
After all, al Qaeda is back, bigger and stronger than ever thanks to the Obama doctrine. Thus, regardless of the technique being considered cruel, I say go for it.
CORRECTION: Okay, okay. I am not serious about the water-boarding thing only because I would not want our men and women in service to have to endure such treatment.
At the same time, I am vehemently opposed to the Obama doctrine as set forth by our non-leader.