February 06, 2003

Evil alert

Tacitus has lots of links to various Powell and Iraq's-material-breach issues, including one (in his comments) to this odious essay, wherein the writer opines that (bolds added by me):

A key component of the alleged Iraq-al Qaeda link is based on "detainees tell us…". That claim must be rejected. On December 27 the Washington Post reported U.S. officials acknowledged detainees being beaten, roughed up, threatened with torture by being turned over to officials of countries known to practice even more severe torture. In those circumstances, nothing "a detainee" says can be taken as evidence of truth - people being beaten or tortured will say anything to stop the pain. Similarly, defectors' stories cannot be relied on alone, as they have every legitimate basis for exaggerating their stories and their own involvement in order to guarantee access to protection and asylum.
You know, sometimes I feel like reviving my mock world-domination campaign, just so I can say about creeps like this: "When I rule the world, this person will have his entrails fed to dogs while he still lives!" But I've become a (slightly) kinder, gentler*, hobbit-loving blogger, so I'll just say that I hope this fellow doesn't have a child who gets raped. "Why should I believe you, dear? You would say anything to get your rapist behind bars, after all." Fucking evil scum like this should... be free to express themselves and show everyone what they really are.

*Ha ha! Psyched you all out.

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 6, 2003 03:07 PM

Absolutely, positively disgusting. I keep wondering what depths they'll stoop to -- I guess I have my answer.

Posted by: Ith at February 6, 2003 at 03:54 PM

he has a point about "torture" not always being able to bring about reliable truth. but my assumption from reading the report of "interrogation methods", was that it was instead extensive drugs. the kind that make you tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but continuous babble-truth.

maybe it's just what i want to believe.

Posted by: chris at February 6, 2003 at 07:25 PM

i vote for the return of world domination. we need all the leaders we can get!!

Posted by: mr. helpful at February 6, 2003 at 09:14 PM

This idotarian barking moonbat obviously has never heard of the art of "interrogation" or its kinder, gentler cousin "de-briefing". The skills of entire battalions of intel troops have just been dsimissed with an airy wave of the hand . . .

Pathetic, yet predictable. Even worse, she probably has a PhD, or is bucking for one.

What any intel type can tell you is what Secretary Powell revealed was actually a combination of dozens of corroborated stories and intel products. He only named the sources that were the most protected ["in an undisclosed location, under another name"] to protect the others.

Posted by: emery at February 6, 2003 at 10:45 PM


You're dead right about truth serum: it's a hell of a lot more effective than torture.

Posted by: David Jaroslav at February 6, 2003 at 10:57 PM

The article cited mentioned using women to question these Islamicist bastards as a form of torture.
Damn straight! I just hope these dominatrix got some useful info before their subjects were turned into foaming-at-the-mouth
psychotic-breakdown slugs because they were faced with females who had power over them.

Posted by: Frank C at February 6, 2003 at 11:58 PM