Chris Wallace, the Fox News commentator, repeatedly made the point, in the form of a question, that torture must be OK since we went in and summarily executed bin Laden.
Of course Donilon, being a high level government official, botched his response, trying to justify the execution of bin Laden, and then equivocating his aversion to torture.
Chris Wallace would have none of it, and attempted to coerce Donilon to agree that torture was ok. Had Donilon agreed with Chris Wallace he would have lost his job of course, and Fox News would have trumpeted that to the world.
I guess Chris Wallace condones torture. I suppose his paymasters condone torture
Chris says "...why can't you do waterboarding...?"
If you want to know what I would have said to Chris Wallace, please continue reading.
This is what I would have said to Chris Wallace, since I don't have to worry about keeping my job.
"Chris- Here's why you can't waterboard people:
You cannot waterboard because waterboarding is torture.
Barbarians may torture, but we are not barbarians.
Torture is absolutely immoral.
Not only is torture absolutely immoral, torture is a slippery slope.
Once a government starts to torture, then it tends to move on to mass murder.
As an example, check out the Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot regimes. Those leaders started with torture and quickly moved on to mass murder.
I ask you Chris Wallace, since you seem to think torture is OK, then do you think mass murder is ok?
Frankly Chris, even using the old "torture doesn't work argument" is too fucking weak for me.
I don't give a shit whether torture works or not, I just know that I am not a torturer and I won't ever condone torture because it is barbaric and WRONG.
Not only that, Chris, but FUCK YOU for supporting torture, you barbaric fucking pig."
Then I would take my mic off and throw it in his face and spit on the sonofabitch.