From Taranto's Best of the Web:If the restrictions on interrogations that Powell and McCain advocate
in another 9/11, then they will have sacrificed the lives of women and
children in order to protect soldiers. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?
Yes, James, it is supposed to be the other way around. And, btw, the restrictive provisions that they want to place on our interrogators are not going to do a damned thing to protect any American POW's from being tortured anyway. If I become a POW when they eventually get around to deploying me to Iraq, I sure as hell don't expect to get treated as well as Centanni and Wiig. Hell, if al Qaeada believed in the Geneva Convention, there wouldn't even be a need for Gitmo in the first place.
Ladies and gentlemen, there is a defininte need to get information from those we take on the battlefield. While I do not subscribe to a "by any means necessary" philosophy, there are harsh methods that can be effectively employed that we must have the option of using that do not equal torture. The House Republicans should stand firm and give the president what he wants in this instance.