A lot of people are very upset with America and the CIA over what was done to terrorists following 9/11. I am not one of them. My anger is directed at the terrorists, because to me, their actions are intolerable.
People like the Senate staffers that put together the torture report tolerate terrorism and classify it as a criminal problem to be solved by arresting the bad guys. Then they want them to have lawyers and trials and all the other protections of our legal system. Hogwash! Animals that resort to terrorist tacticsdeserve no such thing. What if there had been 9/11 type attacks every few months for a year or two? I assert that the “terrorists are people too” crowd would be told to shut up and the “do what you have to, CIA” thinking would rule the day.
Terrorism should not be treated as a conventional war or criminal act, either of which gives the advantage to the wrong side. That’s where we need an honest answer to the question, did enhanced interrogations work? The report says no, and that’s key for those that do not agree with me.
“Water boarding is bad and it does not work” has a lot more support than “It’s bad but it saved thousands of lives.” To know the correct answer, we either have to believe the politicians or the spies. Yikes! For me though, the fact that we have not had more 9/11’s has me believing the spies.