Monday, June 4, 2012

The Choice: Torture or Killing

The Choice Today: Torture or Killing?
P. Schultz
June 4, 2012

            Here is a Charles Krauthammer column critical of Obama as our “drone killer” president. Is this because Krauthammer is “pro-life?” Hardly. He might be “pro-life” when it comes to protecting fetuses but he isn’t when it comes to protecting children already born who happen to live near terrorists, I mean, Muslim terrorists.

            So what’s his beef with Obama killing terrorists with drones? Well, dead terrorists cannot tell us anything, that is, after they are tortured, oops, I meant to say “intensively interrogated.” So this is what our political debate has come to: Torture or killing? I must say when Cheney said that in waging the war on terror we would have to live in “the dark side,” he knew of whence he spoke. As Jefferson said: “I tremble for my country when I remember that God is just.”

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