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Similarly, I would suggest that one's president doesn't go out for a casual bike ride one day, stop in at a seven-11, buy a Doctor Pepper and on the way out of the store slip and accidently cause the torture of perhaps a thousand or more people whose connection to terrorist activities is for the most part unprovable.
That's actually quite a sad commentary, Bob.
Interesting that, in the last several posts you have submitted since your return, torture seems to be your mantra. You have basically ignored the rest of the mud slung at Bush, as if just saying "torture" absolves everything else.
In the first place, torture is quite a broad term. The way you toss it out there, it could mean drawn and quartering, cutting off toes and fingers, using electrical wires on testicles or anything else the word conjures up. If you look back at what all of the "torture" mileage was about, you'll find waterboarding, loud music, sleep deprivation, not giving them the food they want, etc, etc, etc. I don't condone torture of any kind (possible exception of extreme circumstances) but just to throw out the word torture with a pointing finger doesn't give a lot of validity to your point. Second, how does that all land on Bush's plate. I've never seen that any other time in American history. Instead of going after the privates at Abu Ghrab, for example, or their superiors or any number of people in the chain of command, you (as your above quote demonstrates) and the Democratic leadership simply went right after Bush, as if he personally picked up the phone and said "Torture those people now!". You speak as if Gitmo never existed before Bush, as if harsh interrogation tactics were unheard of before Bush, and the only people sleep deprived or who were tortured with rap music came only as a direct result of Bush orders. Come on, Bob. The torture chant against bush is just another mud against the wall democratic tactic.
I fully expect you to try to justify every smear campaign against Bush over the years, even the ones you have failed to address here, but that's what it is...an attempt at justification. I also fully expect others to scream "petty" for whatever comes up that could put Obama in an unfavorable light.
...and, for the record, I think Bush has a goofy grin. too
[This message has been edited by Ron (01-19-2009 12:16 PM).]