Wednesday, May 19, 2004
We Don't Expect Americans To Act Like That?
We're better than that . . . we have a higher standard of behavior . . . we treat people differently because we're Americans? Is this what I'm hearing?
Who in the world are we fooling? I agree we are better than that, but I'm here to tell you, if we don't get the same mind set these killers have, it's over.
You have to meet the enemy where he is. You have to get inside his mind; to think like he does or you can't win.
It wasn't like us to drop the atom bomb on Hiroshima, but we had to.
It's not like us to use certain tactics to get information, but we have to.
These are not refined people with manners, who will sign papers and say they will treat our prisoners humanely.
Our President couldn't have said it any plainer; we're dealing with the "Axis of Evil" . . . in other words - Satan himself.
Some people have been upset that some of the Iraqi prisoners were mistreated. We're at war . . . it doesn't bother me that they may have been stripped naked and had cold water thrown on them.
If they're not willing to give us information, do you think we should have them over for a steak dinner to see what questions they will answer? My question is: How cold is the water?
We took 120,000 Japanese Americans - two thirds were citizens of the United States - and locked them up during World War II. We put them inside barbed-wire fencing; we didn't strip them of their clothes - we stripped them of their dignity; took them from their homes; caused many to lose their businesses, because we could not take a chance that any one of them might hurt us. None did, but we still couldn't take that chance . . . we were at war....
Posted by JLT at 6:15 PM