Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Pentagon to Order Coddling of Captured Terrorists

The latest strategy in the War on Terror is to let current and potential captured terrorists know that they can expect plush treatment when they check into Uncle Sam's resort in Guantanamo Bay. Guards will no longer be allowed to turn down the temperature on the jacuzzis or withhold piña coladas if detainees don't cooperate. I'll bet those of you who scoffed at my Durbin interrogation rules feel pretty stupid now, don't you?

From the Associated Press via Yahoo!News:
WASHINGTON - Thrown on the defensive by prisoner abuse scandals in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon has issued a broad new directive mandating that detainees be treated humanely and has banned the use of dogs to intimidate or harass suspects.

It comes as Congress is considering a ban on the inhumane treatment of U.S. prisoners and Democrats have launched a long-shot effort to create a commission to investigate abuse.
Well, we've come a long way since the days after 9/11, when comedian Al Franken could demand that captured al Qaeda terrorists be questioned with "...a red-hot poker up the ass". Let's hope that the news media and Democrat and RINO panderers, busily posturing in Congress, will accept responsibility for unnecessary US military deaths caused by lack of information.

John McCain's stated reason for pushing the asinine legislation is to ensure better treatment of captured Americans. What would that entail, John? A gleaming, sharpened knife for the beheading rather than a dull, rusty one?