I am not necessarily condoning waterboarding in asking this question. It is just a curious thing to me that the people who are most opposed to waterboarding (regardless of intent, etc) are seemingly the same folks who cherish abortion (even partial-birth abortion) as a “human right”.
Let me get this straight, some wish to come to the aide of certain terrorists who are unapologetic about their efforts to kill civilian lives…viewing controlled waterboarding interrogations as way beyond the pale and would prefer that these enemy combatants are afforded “habeas corpus”, 3 square meals a day, comfortable sleeping quarters, etc ALL THE WHILE NOT coming to the aid of a baby, who hasn’t committed any crimes, and would actually support that they be MURDERED, even if the procedure inflicts pain?
AND I, like all other “pro-life” activists, are singled out as potential domestic terrorists because we actually think that babies should be afforded 3 meals a day, comfortable sleeping quarters, and habeas corpus. What you (anti waterboarding, proabortion types) want for terrorists, we want for babies. Is this really so radical an idea or is God giving people over to a reprobate mind to see evil as good and call good evil? I know that this is a diatribe…I am not neccesarily advocating torture, but just pointing out the arguments and coutnerarguments from both sides and how this is relevant to the abortion debate.
As for the waterboarding, torture, habeas corpus, etc issues, I am actually thinking through some of these issues and may present them in later posts…but what I say here has more to do with abortion and the logic of a particular segment of this country’s constituency.
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