Friday, November 09, 2007

Small wars journal: A crisis of honor

The author, Malcolm Nance, was the "Master Instructor and Chief of Training at the US Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (SERE) in San Diego, California".
Waterboarding is Torture… Period (Links Updated # 9) (SWJ Blog)

I’d like to digress from my usual analysis of insurgent strategy and tactics to speak out on an issue of grave importance to Small Wars Journal readers. We, as a nation, are having a crisis of honor.

Last week the Attorney General nominee Judge Michael Mukasey refused to define waterboarding terror suspects as torture. On the same day MSNBC television pundit and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough quickly spoke out in its favor. On his morning television broadcast, he asserted, without any basis in fact, that the efficacy of the waterboard a viable tool to be used on Al Qaeda suspects....
I'm tired and disappointed that six Democrats joined the entire GOP to fail America.

Ok, now force yourself to follow the link and read the article. The next time some khmer wannabe tells you that torture is not torture, or torture is a good and manly thing, just give 'em Malcom Nance's URL.

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