Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Lord said Do Unto Others, but Waterboarding is OK.

Keeping in concert with the Christian values upon which he was elected, George W. Bush vetoed legislation that would ban controversial interrogation techniques used by the CIA. I can't remember, is it Mosaic Law or the Code of Hammurabi that Bush holds so near and dear to his heart. For those not familiar with water boarding, it is a torture method which has its roots in the Spanish Inquisition. The technique entails strapping an individual down while pouring water into the mouth thus simulating a drowning sensation. Bush questioned whether or not this technique could even be considered "torture". What!? Damn George, you might be dumber than I originally thought. I mean come on people. Can somebody just yell at me in a comment if I am being naive? Am I incorrect in my assumption that these techniques are likely to be more instrumental in recruiting new terrorists than any video from Osama? In my opinion, this is why the conservative right is so loathed.  They cannot see the hypocrisy of talking about Jesus and morals, while engaging in a little waterboarding on the side. At this point I would love to launch into the many instances whereby these Christian Conservatives have a lot to learn about their Lord and savior. How is it that they are strict biblical interpreters when it comes to things like homosexuality, but other Christian principles are subject to interpretation. For probably the first time in my life I have to agree with Ted Kennedy who said, "President Bush's veto will be one of the most shameful acts of his presidency." Keep it up George, at this point you're giving Warren G. Harding, U.S. Grant, and James Buchanan a run for their money for worst all time.

1 comment:

Steve Hawthorne said...

Hey man...

I appreciate your thoughts on the hypocrisy found coming out of Christians' mouths today. I just want to say that not all evangelical Christians are right-wing conservatives. we're not all flag-waving, water-boarding, bomb-loving people.

I just love Jesus. I don't think the two things are mutually exclusive :)