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Sunday, May 16, 2010

How NOT to Fight a War

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“It is remarkable how base-pleasing civil-libertarian rhetoric, so easily deployed when in opposition, becomes chastened when one is entrusted with the safety of the American people. The fact that the Times Square bomber did talk after he was Mirandized is blind luck. Holder is undoubtedly aware of just how much information about the Pakistani Taliban, which he now tells us funded and directed Shahzad's attack, would have been lost to us had Shahzad stopped talking -- and therefore how important it is to make sure the next guy we nab trying to blow something up is not Mirandized until a full interrogation regarding that plot and others is completed. The liberals' problem with such interrogation begins with their insistence that terrorists be treated as ordinary criminals rather than enemy combatants.”
— By Charles Krauthammer, May 14, 2010 (WaPo)
    How NOT to Fight a War
  • War? What war? There's no war here. Move along ...
  • These terrorists disaster-causing specialists are enemy combatants just ordinary criminals.
  • Prevarication is much more important than common sense. Move along ...
  • Miranda is the holy grail of American justice. F*ck the innocent victims of Islamic terrorism (wo)man-caused disaster.
  • They bring an anti-personnel bomb; we bring a friendship-promoting reset button.
  • If you ignore it, it will slink away. Because, you know, nothing is as devastating to a homicidal maniac's ego as being ignored.
  • Let's put our money where our mouth is. Instead of letting the Secretary of Defense take a leadership role, let's leave it in the capable hands of Secretary Holder. He knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. He prefers the latter.
  • Religious fanatics hate the light of day. Let's put them on the world stage and shine some spotlights on them. How about New York City? Yeah — I'll take Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island, too; pretend it's just a zoo, entertaining me and you, 4q2 ... we'll turn Manhattan, into an isle of joy.
Break me a f*cking give.

"Rahm, tell Hillary to order some more reset buttons."    h/t Theo

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