The politically correct have successfully redefined torture. These context droppers would have us believe that any unpleasant act constitutes torture. If we dress pigs in Victoria Secret lingerie, paint their pig faces with eye liner and red lipstick, and dump them into the cells of enemy combatants detained at Gitmo would it constitute torture? If we deprived these same enemy combatants of sleep and force them to watch an endless stream of Mel Brooks movies would it constitute torture?
If C.I.A. operatives capture a couple of al-Qaida terrorists; keep them up for days and water board them until they reveal information that may thwart a terrorist act, thus saving the lives of innocent people guilty of loving freedom, shouldn’t we applaud?
In times of war one must extrapolate vital intelligence, and some operations are better left clandestine. Are we to let a context-dropping-sanctimonious president and congress, masquerading as human rights advocates, destroy our ability to gather intelligence, thus placing our national security in jeopardy for their ideology of moral collectivism?
I can picture the politically correct bound by their hands and feet laying on the ground, the sword of Islamic fanaticism at their throats, their heads about to be severed, turning to one another and in pious indignation say: “Well at least we didn’t resort to torture.”