Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How to Define Torture: Listening to Donald J. Trump Say Torture is Fine and Dandy

“Look, I Take My Orders from Above. And, No One is Above Me”

Now to prove my point: Trump’s stance and view on torture and other critical issues from the NY TIMES here.

Trump rose to prominence by describing the United States responses to terrorism as flaccid. 

For example, back during a GOP debate in February, he inched toward endorsing torture as a way to counteract the Islamic State’s barbarism, saying in part:

“Not since medieval times have people seen what’s going on (he meant the ISIS beheadings and other such horror) as we’ve seen on YouTube and elsewhere. I would bring back water boarding – and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than water boarding.”

Later, he said that “torture works,” and then he even called for killing families of terrorists,” which BTW is a violation of all kinds of laws. 

In March, he released a statement acknowledging the limitations imposed by laws and treaties and saying that he would not “order our military or other officials to violate those laws.”

But then in true Trump-style and one day later, he told a crowd that he would seek to change the laws barring torture, saying: “We’re like a bunch of babies — but we’re going to stay within the laws. But you know what we’re going to do? We’re going to have those laws broadened. Because we’re playing with two sets of rules — their rules and our rules.” (Note: So he says that in essence U.S. Forces who follow the rules of war are like a bunch of babies? And, his man wants to be CINC).

Trump says in so many words that he wants our troops and society, too I guess, to be like and act like and conduct ourselves like our enemies?

Say, like having another Vietnam-style My Lai, or how about more WWII Nazi Concentration Camps, or Russian Gulag, or even more modern and up-to-date horror/science lab? (Since most GOPers don’t believe in science, I’m sure any idea would be very popular and just fine for Trump supporters), or whatever else he could dream up.

Donald J. Trump is one very, very sick man – patently mentally disturbed and way off base in the middle of GOP la-la land not only on this issue, but on tons of several other critical issues. 

One session of “waterboarding” for him I am sure would change his mind in short order, or a full week or less of SERE training.

Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by.

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