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  •  ...and also because... (10+ / 0-)

    "... waterboarding a guy's still not as bad as killing 3000 people in the Twin Towers!"

    I keep seeing that argument trotted out a lot in the past couple of days, and it makes me wonder if Republicans are even capable of rational, logical thought anymore.  I know they've had most of their logic capabilities "churched" out of 'em, but still, I thought they were still smarter than that.   It's absurd that they defend a bad thing by saying it's not as bad as a worse thing, and think they're actually making a compelling argument of some kind.

    I'm gonna try that on some Republican co-workers if they're ever robbed or something.  

    "This guy broke into my house and stole my TV!"

    "Yeah, but I guess we shouldn't prosecute him because stealing your TV is better than if he'd killed your whole family with an ax."

    "Huh?  That's insane!  We should absolutely prosecute him!  It's still a crime even if he could have done something worse!"

    "Exactly."

    "Oh, you're agnostic, you think there COULD be a Batman, you just don't know." - Doug Stanhope

    by Front Toward Enemy on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 07:49:41 AM PDT

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    •  Try this line (0+ / 0-)

      Forget about the crimes against the detainees.  Your average winger is kinda pleased they were tortured, just for revenge, and hey, if there was a chance it could save American lives, given these were bad guys, it was worth it.

      We must remind the wingers that the American people are victims here too.  We were lied to, remember?  Lies into a stupid war that bankrupted our treasury and broke our military.  

      So determined was the Cheney gang to push their propaganda, to get their war and not pay any price for the lies, they went to these extraordinary lengths.

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