Daily Revolt

October 06, 2007

Bush Defends US Interrogation Methods

It's not really torture if they ask for it, and boy, they asked for it. These are terrorists, after all, who kill people. They are not like you or I. It is the job of the president to protect us from the bad guys, and al Qaeda are bad guys. If you'll remember, while I read to children in a school, Bin Laden and his terrorists, mostly from a country that we are friendly with, killed lots of people on September 11th, mostly Americans. We have to fight terrorists abroad, except in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, because they will follow us back to the United States of America. And we don't want that:
President Bush defended his administration's methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying both are successful and lawful.

"When we find somebody who may have information regarding a potential attack on America, you bet we're going to detain them, and you bet we're going to question them," he said during a hastily called Oval Office appearance. "The American people expect us to find out information, actionable intelligence so we can help protect them. That's our job."

The president argued that, our interrogation methods have yielded results. But it isn't torture, it might just seem that way to the terrorists, who want to kill Americans. Harry Truman once said, when he was president: we give them hell and they think its hell. Fighting terrorism is tough, and terrorists are tough people. We have to speak their language, but that is not torture. Think of it as an enhanced in terrogation methodology:
Speaking emphatically, the president noted that "highly trained professionals" conduct any questioning. "And by the way," he said, "we have gotten information from these high-value detainees that have helped protect you."

"The American people expect their government to take action to protect them from further attack," Bush said. "And that's exactly what this government is doing. And that's exactly what we'll continue to do."

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