I was at the local cafe eating breakfast this morning. I live outside a small town in North Central Texas and we only have one cafe.
Anyway, I was eating my meal and reading a book, aware of, but not really listening to, the conversation of several men known to me as the village idiots at the table next to me.
Then I heard "yea he (President Bush) wanted to torture those people down in GITMO but, Congress stopped him..., blah, blah, blah."
I sat there stunned, wondering how these guys could be so utterly stupid.
Don't get me wrong. I personally think it's just fine to torture the assholes if it's effective. Generally I think it's not good practice, because how do you know if they are saying just anything to get you to stop. But making them feel vulnerable frightened, and uncomfortable does work. It's been proven.
What has been used on these people up until now is not torture. The methods used are not permitted under the Geneva Conventions, but the Geneva Conventions were not intended and do not apply to these nationless, criminal savages. These people are not irregular freedom fighters. They are slaughtering anyone and everyone including their own people who don't agree with them or who just happen to be in the way, or whose death will advance their cause.
Back to my point: What makes these fools sitting next to me say such stupid things? Basically, they are ignorant, not prone to thinking for themselves, born and bred Democrats, and listen to the irresponsible, disrespectful rhetoric and outright lies from liberal Congressional so-called leaders and assume it must be true.
And what makes a foolish dictator like Hugo Chavez think it's permissible to come as a guest to our country and stand in a public forum and insult and disparage the leader of this nation? Well, he hears prominent members of our own Congress do it on a routine basis, so why not? And why not others, especially the dim witted Arab Street, who are primed and ready by their religious and political leaders to believe such crap?
So don't be outraged by the idiot Hugo Chavez; direct your outrage where it belongs: At self-promoting, disloyal politicians who are fomenting and abetting the misguided rage directed at our country. They lend false legitimacy to the anti-Americanism around the world and encourage our enemies. The Communists of North Viet Nam and the USSR benefited from them and so does al Qaeda
I give absolutely no credit to Nancy Polosi or Charlie Rangel for recently speaking out against Hugo Chavez's tirade at the UN and in New York. They gave him license to do it and their outrage is completely disingenuous.