A time to ‘torture’?

By Jesse Lee Peterson

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens. – Ecclesiastes 3:1

Torture: The act of causing severe pain as a form of punishment or as a way to force someone to do or say something – Merriam-Webster

Is waterboarding a form of torture? And if it is, does that make it wrong?

If waterboarding is torture, it’s certainly not in a league with beatings, fingernail extraction, or being hung from metal hooks as was done to American POW’s.

If waterboarding is torture, why are our Navy SEALs still waterboarded? How about the starvation and sleep deprivation training methods used to harden U.S. Army Rangers?

However you choose to categorize waterboarding, it was ordered and carried out by tough men to prevent evil from being visited upon the innocent.

Al-Qaida, ISIS and other vermin we’re forced to deal with don’t fight by the same civilized rules we do – Geneva Convention rules don’t apply to monsters.

If liberals oppose torture, why didn’t they speak out against former Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno for playing the sound of rabbits being slaughtered while federal agents raided the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas? The confrontation burned 76 men, women and children to death – that’s torture.

Where was Diane Feinstein’s outrage then?

Liberals hope we forget the purpose for waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” methods. Former Vice President Dick Cheney summed it up best: “To catch the bastards who killed 3,000 Americans and make sure it never happens again!”

The CIA did what the president and Congress thought was right in time of war. Yet, Sen. Feinstein and other left-wing nut jobs in Congress want to prosecute Americans, compensate detainees and have the U.N. investigate the U.S. for violating international law!

What if one of these liberals’ wives or kids were being held hostage by a knife-wielding criminal who’d promised to cut their throat if certain demands weren’t met? If they could get a hold of one of the maniac’s partners in crime, don’t you think they would apply a bit of pressure to persuade the criminal to talk?

In 1988, Democrat presidential candidate Michael Dukakis was asked if he would support the death penalty should his wife be raped and murdered. Dukakis said, “I think there are better and more effective ways to deal with violent crime.” He lost in a landslide!

When people go to the movies, they cheer Liam Neeson in “Taken” or Denzel Washington in “Man on Fire” – both of whom go to extreme lengths to protect their loved ones and rescue innocent people from evil criminals.

Yet when politics are introduced, all of a sudden they just hate seeing bad guys getting roughed up!

No, I don’t see a need to shoot off fingers, but giving murderous jihadists a serious scare? Yeah, I’m on “board” with that!

Politicians are scared of the word “torture.” Few Republicans will ever stand up and say, “Hey, there’s a time to get down and dirty with subhuman savages!”

This kind of thinking could only happen in a severely emasculated society.

So what is the purpose behind the release of this “torture” misinformation?

1) It helps Obama and his minions,who are hell-bent on removing respectable authority in this country. Notice this comes on the heels of the recent Ferguson, New York City and other anti-police protests that have been carefully orchestrated by Occupy Wall Street, the NAACP, Communist Party USA, New Black Panther Party and other subversive groups.

Think about the breakdown of our military (open homosexuality, women in combat, tough-as-nails generals being let go, the Secret Service scandals and now this unjust attack on the CIA’s credibility). It all serves to break down authority and set us up for an outcome we will not be able to stop.

2) It gives Obama an issue to campaign on for the rest of his term, trashing Bush-Cheney and the Republican brand instead of taking responsibility for the mess he’s made of our country. Yet Feinstein and others liberals supported these “torture” policies, gave the CIA the go-ahead and are now crying foul!

The “war on waterboarding” casts the real men and women who protected American lives in an evil light and seeks to make the politically correct politicians who are currently running things look compassionate by comparison.

Obama has said waterboarding violates our “values” as a nation. Yet he has no problem killing women and children with drones who are with terrorists. So scaring up terrorists, bad, but killing women and children – good?

If we allow Obama and the liberal Democrats to remove all traces of good authority from our nation, the gates of hell will be opened on us – with no one left to protect us.

If we really want to save our country, we’re going to have to roll up our sleeves. And when we do, our hands may get a little dirty. Thank God we still have some rough men – trained and bound by duty to do what must be done. If we lose them, may God help us.

He’ll be the only authority left.

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