Saturday, December 6, 2008

When they start torturing the torturers, I'm out.

This next year will be one of great change, and by that I mean some people are going to get what's commin' to them. As people flee from the Bush legacy, and the heros start to take over, there will be 'collateral damage'. I'm not saying it will all be fair, but it will be pretty.

One new American Hero goes by the name "Matthew Alexander". He is an Ex-Interrogator for the US Military Intelligence, and has written a book (that almost didn't get published) about how TORTURE actually decreases our national security (go figure).

Read his Article, I'm Still Tortured by What I Saw in Iraq, in the Washington Post.

I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight were the abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Our policy of torture was directly and swiftly recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq. The large majority of suicide bombings in Iraq are still carried out by these foreigners. They are also involved in most of the attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. It's no exaggeration to say that at least half of our losses and casualties in that country have come at the hands of foreigners who joined the fray because of our program of detainee abuse.

Next time America debates the definition of torture, lets take a good long look at where this got us.

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