Friday, September 29, 2006
Politics versus Safety
Military Commissions Act of 2006 , Bill S.3930 otherwise known as the Detainee Bill or, and this is my favorite, The Torture Bill, is a tool, nothing more and nothing less.
For the Democrats it is a tool to use politically to criticize the administration, to undermine the purpose of the bill as a tool to get information from suspected terrorists. It is a tool to use for upcoming elections, it creates a platform for Democrats, especially those that have no platform to start with, it is an excuse and a fabricated issue to "take a stand on".
As I predicted, the Democrats and the left wing blogs are pitching a fit, having a hysterical fit about the constitution, about the laws of the USA and about the use of "supposed" torture on upstanding citizens of the United States of America. They are neglecting the fact that this Bill has been created to protect our investigators and interrogators from criminal prosecution for nothing more than doing their job, which is interrogating and prosecuting Terror Suspects.
Now, what is the Republican party and the President using this tool for? Politically it isn't exactly popular, so what does he have to gain? I will tell you, he is trying to protect this country, he is trying to secure our country so there is not another terrorist attack of the proportions of 9/11. What else does he have to gain by this? I cannot see too much by way of gains on the Presidents agenda, nor for the Republicans. Yet they passed this Bill, because they know it is important, more important than an election in November. He was willing to risk political losses to keep this country as safe as he can.
Lets compare these two party's on this issue, one is using it for political gain and the other is using it to protect our country. Isn't that sad?
Who do these tools help? The CIA, in interrogating these terror suspects, the government in protecting our lives.
Let us take a look at their job, it is up to these people to obtain information from known and admitted terrorists like, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a man who is the self proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, a man who the 9/11 commission report says was the "main architect of the 9/11 attacks" a man who is a member of al-Qaeda,, a man who had a direct hand in killing 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.
That is simply one example.
We are worried about this mans "rights"? Are you freaking kidding me? We are pitching a fit about using whatever methods are necessary to obtain information that only this man has about future terror attacks? Finding other terrorists locations? Other cells, that perhaps could be here already planning their next major attack? This man had information that led to the capture of other terrorists, including men that had already attacked and killed OUR people at two US embassies in East Africa in 1998 and the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000.
How exactly is this a bad thing? Cry all you want that you don't "like" the methods used to get that information, no one asked you to participate in the interrogations. I firmly believe in some cases the ends DO justify the means. I see alot of people saying we are losing the "moral high ground"... that is a joke, when have we ever had it, except in our own eyes?
Put this into perspective here, the extremists, the terrorists, bin Laden, Hizbullah, Iran, the list goes on, all these people believe THEY are on the moral high ground. Moral high ground is in the eye of the beholder. Our belief is no different than theirs. We just happen to insist ours truly IS the moral high ground.
So, Democrats are using this Bill as a political tool, a platform to stand up on and claim moral high ground. The President is using the Bill to accomplish what he promised he would do after 9/11, protect us.
Who am I to be speaking on these issues? I am an American that thanks President George Bush for protecting us, even when that job makes him unpopular. I am an American that appreciates the lengths he is willing to go to keep his promise to me. I am an American and damn proud to be one.
A quick update on Iraq.
[UPDATE] IRAQ- Army Col. Sean B. MacFarland, commander of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, says Iraq insurgents are losing ground. More here.