Never a good idea to diss Great Satan's regime changers (unless you live next to a hospital), alas, a recent arti by former Marine Commandant Krulak and former CENTCOM General Hoar deserves a carefully considered counter.
"Americans were told that defeating Al Qaeda would require us to ``take off the gloves.'' As a former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and a retired commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, we knew that was a recipe for disaster.
"But we never imagined that we would feel duty-bound to publicly denounce a vice president of the United States, a man who has served our country for many years. In light of the irresponsible statements recently made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, however, we feel we must repudiate his dangerous ideas -- and his scare tactics.
"We have seen how ill-conceived policies that ignored military law on the treatment of enemy prisoners hindered our ability to defeat al Qaeda. We have seen American troops die at the hands of foreign fighters recruited with stories about tortured Muslim detainees at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib.
Hold up for a sec. Really?
If that's true -- then there wouldn't be a single despotry left in the entire ME - all those intolerant, illegit regimes and their secret police, secret prisons, secret trials, secret torture chambers and secret executions would have been overthrown eons ago by rowdy Mohammedists who could not bear the idea of their own tribesmen being tormented by their own leaders in scary places where people are REALLY tormented and REALLY die.
Plus -- even better -- if it is true that wild wacked wicked hot whispers of merciless misery tend to function as a giant magnet for Saudi rejects, Syrian Agents, Irainian minions, rowdy Pyramidlanders, rejectionist Palestinians, magical Chechens etc -- then what is l'raison d'avec mon Generals?
Choose, churn, turn and burn.
Magnetically create a Kursk style kill zone, and magnetically suck in Saudi rejects, Syrian agents, Iranian minions, rowdy Pyramidlanders, rejectionist Palestinians, magical chechens etc for their very own annihilation -- and here's irony for ya - a fresh pool of captive intell -- availible for thorough, leisured interrogation -- as merciful (true! Gen Con says unlawful combatants may be shot at capture sans trial or appeal!) -- yet righteous booty.
"And yet Cheney and others who orchestrated America's disastrous trip to ``the dark side'' continue to assert -- against all evidence -- that torture ``worked'' and that our country is better off for having gone there.
"What leaders say matters. So when it comes to light, as it did recently, that U.S. interrogators staged mock executions and held a whirling electric drill close to the body of a naked, hooded detainee, and the former vice president winks and nods, it matters."
Oh! The humanity!
Newsweek actually killed people in Land of the Pure with a fake believe tale than have perished in Great Satan's righteous grip -- or even ended up on the buck naked pyramid pile at abu Grahib.
Not to diss Teuffel Hunden --yet -- devil's advocacy may instead laugh and say
"...staged mock executions and holding a whirling electric drill close to the body of a naked, hooded detainee..." are EXACTLY the signals America should send to the world.
A few youtube vids of KSM gurgling and shrieking for divine deliverance would be nice too.
Fakebelieve fantasies of what all befalls captured fools and killers could send a wonderful signal that would easily be understood throughout the entire literacy-weak ME and surrounding environs.
Great Satan is kinda crazy unpredictable and downright lethal in wartime -- if enemy combatants fall into her clutches - there's no telling what all could happen cap'n!
Pic - "We have ways of making you talk. Be Otches"