Thursday, December 13, 2007

2 Cents on Torture or Listening to Repug Excuses

Last night I was watching someone interview some guy from the Raygun administration. Dan Abrams I think; can't remember the Raygun guy's name. I'm sure it's over at Crooks and Liars somewhere, or U-tube. Anyway they were arguing about the destroyed torture tapes and the Repug keeps insisting that the torture was OK, because it saved lives; possibly thousands. Riiiight.

Of course I proceed to bitch to everyone who can hear me, which is no one, since the peoples in the TeeVee can't really hear, about what a moron the guy is. How would he, could he possibly prove any lives were saved? He can't; all the evidence is destroyed. Of course why someone would destroy exonerating evidence is beyond me, and I'm sure beside any Repug's point, but then the Repugs aren't driven by reason or logic, so...

The guy asks Abrams how many lives would he like to sacrifice so we can say we don't torture; what city or site he would be willing to see destroyed. Of course no one, himself included, can name a plot to destroy anything, anywhere or anyone, but Repugs never have anything to prove. If they say it's so, then we're expected to believe them, and if we don't, we hate America. They break the law and lie about it for our own good; it's not their fault we can't see that. Besides...

WE cannot prove that lives were NOT saved. Just as Sadaam could not prove that he did NOT have weapons. Just as Iran cannot prove that they are NOT developing nukes. Somehow they've turned the principals of language and logic on their heads and determined that all those double negatives add up to positives and thus they are exonerated. DCups hubby the Mathman might be more able to explain how it's difficult if not actually impossible to, "disprove the negative." My math/logic skills are rusty, but think for a moment: Prove you aren't gay. "You're just in denial." "You just aren't out of the closet yet." blah blah blah Virtually can't be done.

Of course all that skirts the real issue which is that it doesn't mater what was on those tapes to begin with. Simply destroying them violated court orders and thus broke the law.

4 comments:

Mathman6293 said...

Thanks for the link. Those double negatives are mind blowing, especially from the Bush Admin. I have my own thoughts about tortur.

Mathman6293 said...

torture. Whoops.

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