the irregular quote of the day

9 Nov

From the scribbles of Will Parbury: –

Today the legal advisor to the US secretary of state refuses to say that waterboarding is illegal. Yet 60 years ago America was sentencing Japanese soldiers who used the technique on US soldiers to 15 years for war crimes. Seems grandpa got something right.

Quite what the Americans are hoping to achieve using this form of torture is beyond me. We are engaged in a battle of hearts and minds to win the world to liberal democracy against a medievalist religious fundementalism because this is the best guarantee in the view of western industrialised nations for peoples peace, security and happiness and what does some jackass in the US militelligence complex do?

Indeed. Read on, here.

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4 Responses to “the irregular quote of the day”

  1. anticant@hotmail.co.uk November 10, 2007 at 3:24 am #

    This guy says “we are engaged in a battle of hearts and minds to win the world to liberal democracy”.If he includes the current US Administration in his “we”, he must be living on another planet!

  2. anticant@hotmail.co.uk November 10, 2007 at 3:24 am #

    This guy says “we are engaged in a battle of hearts and minds to win the world to liberal democracy”.If he includes the current US Administration in his “we”, he must be living on another planet!

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com November 10, 2007 at 4:55 am #

    One must give the US the benefit of the doubt (but I’m not sure why, anymore).

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com November 10, 2007 at 4:55 am #

    One must give the US the benefit of the doubt (but I’m not sure why, anymore).

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