Posted by Curt on 7 April, 2008 at 7:07 pm. 9 comments already!


From CBS earlier to CNN with Christiane Amanpour’s ridiculous asertion in her new show that the Pol Pot era of the late 70’s in which 2 million people were killed is the same thing as George Bush’s America:

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (CNN) — A recently disclosed memo gave U.S. interrogators the ability to use harsh methods — what many call “torture” — to extract information from terrorist suspects after 9/11. Around the world, critics saw it as another blow to American prestige and moral authority.

The 2003 document also invokes wartime powers to protect interrogators who violate the Geneva Conventions, for example, by the use of waterboarding — when a prisoner is made to think he is drowning.

Half a world away, the divisive debate over whether waterboarding constitutes torture comes into sharp relief at the infamous S-21, Tuol Sleng Prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Yeah….the waterboarding issue somehow, in someway, is the same as what Pol Pot did to millions of prisoners where fingernails and nipples were pulled out, genitals mutilated, and summary executions were commonplace.

It gets better….as a prisoner shows her around an old prison she gets shaken at the comparison to the good ole’ US:

As he talked and showed me around, my mind raced to the debate in the United States over this same tactic used on its prisoners nearly 40 years later. I stared blankly at another of Van Nath’s paintings. This time a prisoner is submerged in a life-size box full of water, handcuffed to the side so he cannot escape or raise his head to breathe. His interrogators, arrayed around him, are demanding information.

Lets overlook the fact that in no way can any sane person compare Pol Pot’s reign of terror to 2008 United States and get into the simple fact that waterboarding does not entail someone being handcuffed and dunked into a barrel of water. Additionally, this technique was used on three of the worst of the worst in al-Qaeda, not thousands.

A perfect example of moral relativism you couldn’t find.

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