The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
George Orwell – 1984
Utroligt som journalister verden over konstant lader sig bruge som nyttige idioter af grusomme mennesker. Her der det David Trads på Berlingske der først citere Obama for at mene tortur er noget skidt og derefter giver Cheney lov til at forsvare uhyrlighederne!
Nej der er ikke to sider af tortur. Tortur er ikke et middel til at opnå noget som helst – det er som George Orwell pointere tortur for torturens skyld. Et symptom på et råddent system der foragter menneskeliv. Et system styret af sadister der nyder at se lidelse og død.
Roger Simon fra Politico.com har hudflettet den amerikanske holdning til tortur i et indlæg. Her er et kort uddrag:
Interrogator: Come on. It’s time for your waterboarding.
Detainee: Didn’t you do that already?
Interrogator: We’ve waterboarded you only 182 times so far this month. We have to get in one more before the next budget.
Detainee: I’ll tell you whatever you want to hear.
Interrogator: But we don’t know what we want to hear. That’s why we are waterboarding you.
Detainee: I thought a former U.S. government interrogator said there was “no actionable intelligence” you could gain from torture that you can’t gain “from regular tactics.”
Interrogator: But we have all this water on our hands. And all these boards. We’ve got to use them for something. The taxpayers don’t want their money wasted. Besides, the United States does not torture.
Detainee: It sure feels like torture.
Interrogator: You are mistaken. It feels like “harsh interrogation techniques” or “enhanced interrogation techniques” or “aggressive interrogation techniques.”
Detainee: But you have stripped me naked, slammed my head against the wall, deprived me of sleep and waterboarded me. That’s not torture?
Interrogator: The lawyers say it’s not. And lawyers are experts when it comes to torture. Besides, President George W. Bush said on Oct. 5, 2007: “This government does not torture people.”